§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when the hon. Member for Caithness and Sutherland will receive a substantive reply to his letter dated 4 October 1995 to the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and the Environment about the case of Mr. J. W. Steven of Philips Main farm, Mey. 
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
My noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State has asked his officials to examine very carefully the case to which the hon. Member refers. He will send a full reply as soon as this detailed consideration is complete, and hopes to be in a position to do so within the next fortnight.