§ 59. Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what decisions he has taken, in the light of the further representations from the local authorities and fishermen made to the Under-Secretary of State at the recent meeting in Stornoway, about the need for more adequate protection against the depredations of foreign and British vessels fishing illegally in inshore waters.
§ Mr. Maclay
I am considering, in the light of the representations made at the meeting, whether somewhat different measures may be necessary or appropriate, and particularly whether the use of a motor fishery vessel would be practicable and whether such a vessel might be likely to provide more effective protection. Meantime, I am continuing to ensure that a high degree of protection is given to the area.