HC Deb 18 January 1999 vol 323 c355W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the letter of 6 October from the Minister with responsibility for agriculture, the environment and fisheries to the hon. Member for Linlithgow, what expert advice and recommendations he has received from Scottish Natural Heritage concerning the re-introduction of beavers into Scotland; and what action he proposes to take. [65392]

Mr. Macdonald

No formal advice or recommendations has yet been submitted by Scottish Natural Heritage to my hon. Friend. I understand that SNH's view is that a limited pilot reintroduction project may be the best way forward. SNH is developing proposals prior to putting advice and recommendations to Ministers.

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