HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c467W
Mr. Morley

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether all hunts which hunt on Forestry Commission land are required to hold a licence to do so; what monitoring procedures are in place to ensure that the terms and conditions of a licence are adhered to; and for what reasons licences are issued to hunts to hunt on Forestry Commission land. [27124]

Sir Hector Monro

All hunts require permission to enter Forestry Commission land. This permission may be in the form of a licence, or there may be a general permission where there is a long and established tradition of hunting over the land. Forestry Commission staff carry out random checks on hunt days to ensure that licence conditions are being observed. The commission allows hunting over land where it has traditionally been practised or where the right to hunt has been reserved in the commission's title.

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