HC Deb 22 April 1941 vol 371 c2
1. Sir John Graham Kerr

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the former abundance of oysters in certain of the sea-lochs of Scotland characterised by exceptional purity of their sea-water combined with abundance of the plankton upon which oysters subsist, he will take steps to encourage the development of oyster fisheries in such lochs?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. Johnston)

I am advised that it is many years since oysters existed in any appreciable quantity in Scottish waters and that, although in recent years efforts have been made to resuscitate the fisheries, these proved unsuccessful. I do not therefore consider that the matter can usefully be reopened in present circumstances.