§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to reach a decision on the Red Deer Commission's proposed amendments to the Deer (Scotland) Act 1959; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Hector Monro
My Department has consulted a number of organisations about the Red Deer Commission's proposals for amendments to the Deer (Scotland) Act 1959 and is now considering their responses. A decision on those legislative proposals will be made in due course.