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Land Use

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many acres of agricultural land have been taken over for housing and industry during the last five years or at the latest convenient date.

Figures are not available for the amount of agricultural land taken for housing and industry alone, but over the last five years the net loss of agricultural land for housing, industrial and commercial development and roads was as follows:

1969–704,280 acres
1970–713,827 acres
1971–723,447 acres
1972–732,224 acres
1973–742,888 acres