§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he is taking to increase the number of management agreements negotiated to date in environmentally sensitive areas in Scotland and improve their attractiveness to farmers and crofter within environmentally sensitive areas in Scotland.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland has published explanatory leaflets and held public meetings in each of the designated areas in Scotland to publicise the scheme. Local officers of the Department and Scottish agricultural college advisory staff are available to provide information and advice to farmers or crofters in the designated areas.