§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to apply for a world heritage site listing for the Cairngorms; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
World heritage site status will be considered only where a high standard of management can be demonstrated. The Cairngorm partnership, which we set up to provide workable and sustainable strategies for the area, is currently consulting on its draft management plan. Once an agreed strategy is in place and significant progress has been made in its implementation, we shall be in a position to take forward the case for world heritage site listing for the Cairngorms.