§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions have taken place between officials from his Department, officials from Scottish Natural Heritage and representatives of the Sutherland estates concerning the proposed felling of Scots pines at Loch Fleet, near Golspie; and if he will make 4statement. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
There have been several discussions involving officials from the Forestry Commission and Scottish Natural Heritage and representatives of the Sutherland estates about the management of Scots pines at Loch Fleet. Scottish Natural Heritage is currently negotiating the terms of a proposed management agreement with the Sutherland estates.