HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc67-8W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the terms of reference of the task force appointed to review aspects of the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries Act 1976 and list its members. [52901]

Mr. Macdonald

The terms of reference areHaving regard to the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976 and in particular section 1 to:

  1. a. review arrangements for applications for Protection Orders. This to include contents of applications, consultation arrangements, advertising etc.;
  2. b. examine practical arrangements for ensuring that the proposed additional angling opportunities are delivered;
  3. c. consider what arrangements should be put in place for monitoring and reporting on the operation of POs".

Members of the Task force have been appointed on the basis of the experience and expertise which it is believed they, individually, can bring to the task rather than as representatives. The names are:

  • G. Thomson (Chairman—SOAEFD
  • Dr. J. Balfour, CBE, DSc, FRSE
  • Mr. D. Dunkley—Inspector of Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries
  • Mr. A. D. Forgan—(Scottish Anglers National Association)
  • Mr. G. Glen—(Scottish Federation of Coarse Anglers)
  • Mr. D. Jamieson—(Institute of Fisheries Management)
  • Mr. D. Keith—(Scottish Campaign for Public Angling)
  • Mr. B. Davidson (Secretary)—SOAEFD