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Arable Land

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of acres of arable land in Scotland; and what is the current arable land loss rate from all causes in Scotland.

The area of arable land recorded at the June 1976 agricultural census was 1,105 thousand hectares—2,731 thousand acres. The amount of arable land lost from agriculture in the year ended June 1976 was 1,400 hectares—3,500 acres.