HC Deb 08 June 1992 vol 209 c45W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will require the Forestry Commission to guarantee equestrian access as of right in the titles of any forests disposed of by the commission; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Hector Monro

No. The sale of Forestry Commission woodlands does not affect horse riding on public rights of way which are bridleways. Other equestrian access to Forestry Commission woodlands is only allowed by express permission of the commission. In such cases, permission to ride in Forestry Commission woodlands after sale will be a matter for agreement with the new owners.