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Marine Rights

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a White Paper on Government policy towards the law relating to public rights in the sea and the civil or criminal remedies available for their infringement.

I have no current plans to issue a White Paper on this subject. As the right hon. Member is aware, the question whether North Sea oil opera tions will have a significant effect on the public right of fishery is under examination by the Fisheries and Offshore Oil Consultative Group.