§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to compensate for the damage to crofts caused by the expanding greylag geese population in the Uists.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 4 July 1988]: We have received representations on this matter from the Scottish Crofters Union. Scottish Development Department officials will he consulting interested parties and thereafter we shall carefully consider all aspects of the problem, in the light of the views expressed.