HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 c557W
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. [19911]

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 (£)
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