Devolution

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:09 pm on 3rd June 1999.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat 3:09 pm, 3rd June 1999

I will give the prices for my local association: £5 for a day, £10 for a week and £20 for a season. All that money is reinvested into the river.

That is the point: the Tweed protection order, about which there was considerable debate recently, has enhanced fishing and allowed its management. Fishing is predominantly managed by local angling associations. While I share Mr Canavan's concerns about access to fishing, I believe that protection orders can, if they are properly managed, assist in developing fishing and in allowing as many people as possible to fish.