But later on Mr Lang contradicted this statement by saying '. . . the Government will take a number of measures . . . to protect existing public access when the Commission sells forests as part of its disposal programme.'
On 12 April, in a written answer to Margaret Ewing, the Government named 100 of our public woodlands which are currently for sale. Perhaps Mr Lang would explain to us how our public woodlands can 'remain in the public sector' if they are sold off.