§ Mr. Ron Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to respond to the Countryside Commission for Scotland's report, "Forestry in Scotland"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Countryside Commission for Scotland published its report "Forestry in Scotland" in July 1986 and initially did not seek a Government response in order that it might pursue its ideas with the industry and the conservation movement in the first instance. However, the commission has recently informed the Government that it would wish a formal response and this is now under consideration.