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Set-Aside Scheme

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the figures for each region in Scotland for each year since 1988 of (a) the number of serious irregularities of the set-aside scheme, (b) the number of minor breaches of the scheme and (c) the number of cases where payments were withheld in full or in part; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 13 December 1991]: The information requested is as follows:region in Scotland for

(a) horse-based activities, (b) golf courses, (c) game cover for commercial shoots, (d) sports grounds, (e) other recreational facilities and (f) other; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 13 December 1991]: The information requested is as follows:

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Region

Horse-based activities

Golf courses

Game cover (commercial)

Sports grounds

Other recreational facilities

Other

Highland1
Lothian11
Strathclyde21111
Tayside161
Others
Total3917232

Payments for 1989–90 (set-aside agreements entered into in 1988 and 1989)

Region

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Borders2
Dumfries and Galloway1
Fife2
Grampian236252
Highland11
Lothian311
Strathclyde31
Tayside181
Others
Total5217256

Payments for 1990–91 (set-aside agreements entered into in 1988, 1989 and 1990)

Region

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

(f)

Borders2
Central12
Dumfries and Galloway11
Fife3
Grampian2919252
Highland11
Lothian412
Strathclyde31
Tayside1911
Others
TOTAL62311277

The information provided in respect of payments for the 1990–91 set-aside year, ending 30 September 1991, is provisional, pending completion of the processing of claims. As the scheme provides for five-year undertakings, the third table represents the cumulative position.