HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 cc484-5W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will detail the value of fish landings at Ayr and Girvan harbours in the first eight months of 1973; and if he will indicate the value of the landings in each of the previous five years.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The relevant figures are given in the following table:

to him by the solicitors acting for Patrick Meehan and in the light of the revelations in the BBC Scotland programme "Current Account".

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I have carefully considered both the representations made to me on behalf of Mr. Meehan by his solicitors and the content of the television programme about this case.

After consultation with the Lord Advocate, who has inquired into aspects of the case arising from these representations and the television programme, I have reached the conclusion that no sufficient grounds have been revealed to justify any action on my part in relation to Mr. Meehan's conviction.