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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:13 pm on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Murray Tosh Murray Tosh Conservative 12:13 pm, 16th June 1999

I will not give way just yet.

My final point is about access. I know many of the areas involved fairly well and have never encountered difficulty obtaining access to hills and open moorland. Generally speaking, hillwalkers have been relatively happy with voluntary access codes. I will watch the Executive's proposals with interest, as I would be concerned if access proposals threw up difficulties for farming and other rural businesses on actively farmed land. We must be careful to protect the genuine economic interests of those who live on the land in fragile and isolated communities.

If Dr Jackson still has a point to make, I will give way.