§ Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much financial support his Department or its agencies have given for(a) the current financial year and (b) 1997–98 to the trout fishing industry; and for what purposes. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
Trout fishing rights are privately owned and those involved are responsible for funding. However, as part of its general activities my Department's Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory at Faskally undertakes research into various aspects of trout.