Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (Countryside Access)

Part of Environment and Rural Development – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:15 pm on 15 March 2007.

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Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour 2:15, 15 March 2007

The Executive certainly has no concern about the 2003 act not being compliant with the European convention on human rights.

I would be concerned if Pauline McNeill took the view that we are getting less access. That was absolutely not the intention of the act. Again, I say to members that we will review the issue during 2007. It is difficult to discuss this in the chamber, although I know that the bill was debated line by line in detail by the committee. A review is the proper way of assessing the issues.

If members have concerns in the meantime, it would be appropriate for them to contact ministers.