HC Deb 23 March 1948 vol 448 c2742
3. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many salmon fishings in Scotland are owned by the Crown; what was the total sum received for them in rent for the financial year 1946–47; and what is the anticipated sum for 1947–48.

Mr. Woodburn

The number of coastal and river salmon fishings let by the Commissioners of Crown Lands and public Departments in Scotland is 301. The total sum received from these lettings, and the net fishings worked by the Commissioners themselves, amounted to £22,953 in 1946–47. The estimated receipts for 1947–48 are £22,034. In addition there are a few salmon fishings let along with other sporting subjects for which no separate receipts for fishing can be given.

Colonel Ropner

Does that include the fishing rights belonging to the Forestry Commission?

Mr. Woodburn

No, Sir.