§ Sir Russell Johnston
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to bringing the location and control of marine fish farms within the planning system.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Government have no plans at present to legislate to extend planning controls to offshore fish farm developments. My right hon. and learned Friend is considering representations he has received about the need for control from Highland regional council and others. A response will be sent to the regional council, and to the hon. Members who have supported its representations, as soon as possible.