§ 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 587W 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.