HC Deb 17 June 1931 vol 253 cc1764-5W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to introduce legislation to fix the periods for the opening and closing of the herring fishing seasons; whether Sunday fishing will be prohibited; and whether the opportunity will be taken of giving full effect to the proposals of Lord Mackenzie's Committee?


The matter dealt with in the first part of the question is receiving the attention of the Departments concerned in connection with the representations recently made by the British Herring Trade Association. The scope of any proposed legislation cannot be determined at present, but I may say that the outstanding recommendations of the Trawling (Scottish) Committee, of which Lord Mackenzie was chairman, relate to matters which are not closely connected with the herring fishing industry.