§ Mr. Wilson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been paid from public funds in each of the past 20 years to the owners of(a) Glenfeshie and (b) Rothiemurchus estates for the purposes of (i) conservation and (ii) forest regeneration. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
Information in the form requested on payments by Scottish Natural Heritage and its predecessor bodies is not available, but I have asked the SNH to write to the hon. Member.
Payments made by the Forestry Commission for the purposes of replanting after felling; work to encourage natural regeneration; and new planting are set out in the table:
Year Amount (£) Glenfeshie 1979 1,860 1987 8,370 Rothiemurchus (figures prior to 1983 not available) 1987 2,970 1989 10,265 1990 2,773 1991 263 1992 5,336 1993 57,535 1994 273,549 1995 85,859 1996 419,893