asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has completed his review of the effects of drift net fishing on salmon stocks in Scottish rivers; and what steps he is now taking to bring this practice under control.
As indicated in the Reply given to my hon. Friend on 3rd July by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, I am examining the question of drift net fishing urgently together with my right hon. Friend, but it is not yet possible to make a statement.