HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1329-30W

asked the First Commissioner of Works if his attention has been called to the project of securing for the nation in perpetuity some area in the Cairngorm range or elsewhere in Scotland for the free and unfettered use of the public and as a sanctuary for birds and animals; if he is aware of the public interest evinced towards such a proposal by all classes of the community and particularly by town dwellers; and will the Government take steps similar to those taken by the Dominions to secure national parks in their territories to ensure the success of the project?


My attention has been drawn to the project to which the hon. Member refers. I am aware of the public interest taken in this and other similar projects. I understand that the Forestry Commission, who own a tract of land in the Cairngorms, are prepared to co-operate, and that the matter is now under consideration by the Association for the Preservation of Rural Scotland. More than this I cannot for the moment say.