§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met non-governmental environmental organisations to discuss matters relating to Scotland's natural heritage.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 26 March 1993]: Scottish Office Ministers meet representatives of non-government environmental organisations including Rural Forum and the Scottish Wildlife and Countryside Link at 153W formal meetings, visits and other occasions. Most recently I met representatives concerned with conservation in agriculture on Friday 19 March; and with the Scottish Conservation Projects Trust on Monday 22 March. In addition my officials also have regular contact with these and other non-government environmental organisations.