§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has any plans to introduce comprehensive legislation relating to salmon and freshwater fishers in Scotland, in addition to the Salmon Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, relating to illegal netting.
§ Mr. George Younger
The Government are at present carrying out a wide-ranging review of the administration of and legislaion on salmon and freshwater fisheries in Scotland. This review is not yet complete. The Salmon Fisheries (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, which is not a Government measure, is concerned solely with amending the law in Scotland on the taking of salmon.