§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a report on environmentally sensitive areas in Scotland.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
My right hon. and learned Friend is pleased to announce that a first report on environmentally sensitive areas in Scotland was published today and a copy placed in the Library. The report sets out the background to the designation of ESAs in Scotland, the main characteristics and objectives of each of the Scottish ESAs and the arrangements for monitoring the scheme.