HC Deb 08 March 1960 vol 619 cc219-20
14. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will publish the recent official report by Dr. Bennet Rae on the effect of seals on Scottish salmon and marine fisheries.

Mr. Leburn

Yes, Sir. The report will be sent for publication as soon as the final text has been received from the author.

Sir J. Duncan

While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask if he will also make sure that he reads it and takes action to control the enormously increased number of grey seals?

Mr. Leburn

I will certainly read this report. However, I should not like to commit myself further until I have done so.