§ Mr. Doran
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions inspectors from his Department stopped and checked overland consignments of fish from other ports to the fish market at Aberdeen and Peterhead, in the last year for which figures are available; and on how many occasions charges were brought for breaches of quota legislation. 
§ Mr. Chisholm
The subject of this question relates to matters undertaken by the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency. I have asked the Agency's Chief Executive, Mr. Paul Du Vivier, to arrange for a reply to be given.133W
Letter from P. E. Du Vivier to Mr. Frank Doran, dated 17 June 1997:CHECKING OF OVERLAND CONSIGNMENTS OF FISH TO THE FISHMARKETS AT ABERDEEN AND PETERHEADMr. Malcolm Chisholm has asked me to reply to your question about the checking of overland consignments of fish to the fishmarkets at Aberdeen and Peterhead.In the 12 month period to 31 May 1997, the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency's Sea Fisheries Inspectorate staff stopped vehicles and checked overland consignments of white fish which were being transported to the fishmarkets of Aberdeen and Peterhead on 1670 occasions.No reports were made to the Procurator Fiscal as a consequence of these checks.