HC Deb 06 March 1912 vol 35 cc513-4W

asked the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that, at a meeting of the Scottish Fishery Board in June, 1910, a resolution was passed recommending to the Secretary for Scotland the adoption of a superannuation scheme for the crews of fishery cruisers, and that the commanders of the cruisers be appointed, with Treasury approval, superintendents of the fishery under Section 3 of The Herring Fisheries (Scotland) Act, 1860; and, if so, what action has been taken in furtherance thereof?


My attention has been called to the resolution referred to as recorded in the minutes of the Fishery Board, which the hon. Member may not be aware are regarded as confidential, and are so marked. Both matters were duly laid before the Treasury, with the result that the appointments referred to were approved. The question of a superannuation scheme has also been the subject of correspondence with the Treasury; but I am not at present in a position to make any further statement concerning it.