§ MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that, in spite of the recent deputation from the border towns to the Prime Minister on the subject of the trout fishings in the Tweed, and his reply thereto, the obnoxious trespass notices are still in existence, and the people of the district are thereby debarred from enjoying their traditional privileges; and whether, in view of the feeling entertained in regard to the combined action of the new riparian proprietors, he will, before the end of the session, make a statement as to the intentions of the Government in the matter.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
As my hon. friend is aware, the duty of informing myself fully upon this subject was laid upon me recently by the Prime Minister, with a view to its further consideration by the Government, and I am taking the necessary steps to that end; but it will not be possible to make any further statement as to the intention of the Government before the end of the session.