HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc183-4W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the widespread demand for the prohibition of Sunday fishing in Scottish waters; what representations he has received in the matter: and what action he is taking.

Mr. Westwood

I have received from the Federation of Scottish Herring and White Fish Catchers representations requesting me to make a bye-law prohibiting all fishing for herring in Scottish waters from between one hour before sunrise on Saturday to one hour after sunset on Monday. I have no power to make such a bye-law and I can hold out no prospect of legislation on the matter.