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Less-Favoured Areas

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many registered holdings in Scotland are eligible for less-favoured area projects.

In Scotland, 19,047 holdings submitting agricultural census returns in 1989 contained land classified as less favoured, which confers eligibility for benefits such as hill livestock compensatory allowances and enhanced rates of capital grants.