§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that five associations claiming to represent the whole of the catching interests involved in the East of Scotland herring fishing area have petitioned the Herring Industry Board to make a rule prohibiting Sunday fishing; and if he will represent to the Herring Industry Board the desirability of respecting the reluctance of Scottish fishermen to work on Sundays?
§ Mr. Elliot
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am informed that the Herring Industry Board are of opinion that it is not within their powers under the Herring Industry Scheme to enforce a general prohibition as suggested.