§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress he is making in inter departmental discussions on an agreed fishing regime for the Solway and Border Esk rivers. 
§ Mr. Morley
Discussions on the future management of the Solway and Border Esk rivers are continuing, with the objective of ensuring that Clause 100 of the Scotland Bill makes it possible for decisions on the future management of these rivers to meet the concerns expressed by those we have consulted on this issue. In particular, we wish to ensure that the difficult problems of jurisdiction, which have been a feature of the Solway for many years, can be properly addressed.