Section 22 — Ploughing of paths

Part of Land Reform (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:45 am on 23rd January 2003.

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Photo of Alasdair Morgan Alasdair Morgan Scottish National Party 10:45 am, 23rd January 2003

We welcome amendments 112 and 113, which are very sensible. The period of eight weeks would have been onerous and could have removed many paths in Scotland for a large part of the summer season.

The removal of the necessity to give notice under those circumstances is a reasonable move, which would reduce bureaucracy. There is not much point in giving notice of something seven days after it has been done, when it is to be undone another seven days later.