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Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 11 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of agricultural land has been designated as environmentally sensitive in Scotland; what percentage of land in the environmentally sensitive areas is farmed under this scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Approximately 3 per cent. of agricultural land in Scotland is within environmentally sensitive areas. Some 46 per cent. of the eligible agricultural land within those areas is farmed under the scheme.