The Committee agreed to write to Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham for a ‘detailed update’ on the proposals she announced back in May 2017, which included setting up an independently-led group to consider the environmental impact of grouse moor management techniques, and to recommend options for regulation, including licensing.
Since that announcement five months ago we’ve heard very little more about this, which is particularly disappointing given one of the proposals was to ‘Immediately review all available legal measures which could be used to target geographical areas of concern‘.
‘Immediate’ means occuring without delay. So has this immediate review of legal measures been completed? If not, why not? If yes, where is it?
In mid-September Roseanna Cunningham did tell the Scottish Parliament that “good progress is being made” on a number of the proposed measures and that she would “announce further details shortly“.
No further details have yet emerged.
The Environment Committee has now written to Roseanna for an update and has requested she responds by 10th November 2017.