§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when was the most recent survey and map of the presence of red and grey squirrels carried out by the Forestry Commission on its land; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The Forestry Commission carries out an annual survey of the distribution of squirrels and associated aspects. A copy of the most recent survey report, for 1990, which includes maps recording the presence of red and grey squirrels, has been placed in the Library.