§ Mrs. Ray Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the relevant bodies which were consulted before the appointment of 11 members to the board of the newly formed Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland announced on 13 December 1990; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
No formal consultation was undertaken before the appointment of 11 members to the board of the Nature Conservancy Council for Scotland. A number of individuals and bodies submitted nominations. These were considered along with other candidates.