Previously I wrote to Paul Wheelhouse ( Environment Minister, Scottish Government ) raising concerns about several aspects relating to policies or on the investigation of raptor persecution incidents in Scotland. The response I've received, issued on his behalf, provides both direct and fair comment reflecting the initiatives introduced by the Minister in recent days. I have no doubt as to the resolve being directed toward the overall problem and genuinely hope that the recently introduced initiatives meet with success.
I'm not exactly sure of the situation surrounding communications received from Scottish Government Departments if one takes the instructions literally which accompany the response and suggest that they cannot be reproduced and distributed! Suffice to say, as far as any future occasions are concerned, this particular point will be clarified and sorted out. On this occasion I'm perfectly satisfied with the response and the commitments expressed.