Oddities&Endities

Monday, July 03, 2006

Crossing the lines


Anglers on rivers in England face fines from Scots
By Graeme Wilson, Political Correspondent
(Filed: 03/07/2006)

English anglers fishing on English rivers could be fined up to £2,500 for breaching laws passed in Edinburgh by the Scottish Parliament, it emerged yesterday.
MPs voiced concern after it emerged that Westminster is about to lose its power to approve changes in the laws governing the Tweed and its tributaries on the border be-tween England and Scotland.
Westminster's role recognises the fact that a section of the Tweed either runs through England or along the border. In addition, one of the Tweed's main tributaries - the Till - is an entirely English river running through Northumberland.
Under the new order Edinburgh will no longer have to seek approval of Westminster for any changes.
Daily Telegraph

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