§ SIR EDWARD GREY (Northumberland, Berwick)
asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Government intend to bring forward this Session the promised reform of the Tweed Acts; and, if not, whether they will take steps to satisfy the strongly-expressed wish of the people living in Berwick and the adjoining part of the Tweed District, to have an extension of the time for net fishing 506 for salmon on that River beyond the date fixed for its closing by the present law?
§ SIR WILLIAM CROSSMAN (Portsmouth)
asked the Lord Advocate, whether, before introducing any Bill regulating the fisheries in the River Tweed, he would give an opportunity to the Tweed Commissioners to express their views?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)
Her Majesty's Government adhere to their intention of dealing with the Salmon Fishery Laws in Scotland; but the state of Public Business renders it most unlikely that this can be accomplished during the present Session. It is not thought advisable to deal by separate Bill with any special matter relating to salmon fisheries. In reply to the supplementary Question, the Government would be glad to receive any representations from the Tweed Commissioners on the matter.