HC Deb 14 April 1993 vol 222 cc586-7W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what plans he has to charge for access to parts of the countryside in public ownership; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what discussion he has had with land owners concerning access to the countryside; and if he will make a statement;.

(3) what representations he has received concerning access to the countryside.

Sir Hector Monro

All aspects of access to the countryside, whether in public or private ownership, are currently under active review by Scottish Natural Heritage. SNH issued a public consultation paper in January 1993. The consultation period ends on 16 April 1993, following which it will be developing policy proposals for the consideration of Government and other interests. I cannot anticipate at this stage what these might be.