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Set-Aside Land

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what percentage of land farmers will be able to set aside under the new schemes in the United Kingdom under the EC.

Under the arable area payments scheme, the set-aside requirement is 15 per cent. for rotational set-aside and 18 per cent. for non-rotational. The Commission is expected to bring forward further proposals allowing farmers to set aside additional land on a voluntary basis.