HC Deb 30 June 1960 vol 625 c140W
47. Sir C. Thornton-Kemsley

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in view of the depredations to salmon and inshore white fishing on the east coast of Scotland caused by grey seals, proved by markings to have originated from the Fame Island Colonies, what action it is proposed to take during the coming season to reduce to a reasonable extent the population of grey seals in such colonies.

Mr. Hare

As my hon. Friend will know, the Nature Conservancy is inquiring into the question of damage caused by grey seals to fisheries, but I am in close touch with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland on this matter.