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Environmental Stewardship Scheme

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) number, (b) area and (c) value is of new (i) entry-level and (ii) higher-level environmental stewardship schemes that have been offered since 1 January. (125037)

The following table confirms the position as at 28 February 2007:

Entry-level stewardship (ELS)

Higher-level stewardship (HLS)

Number of agreements

1,106

98

Area under agreement (ha)

205,234

14,976

Expected total value of agreements (£)

29,714,460

13,639,102

The financial figures represent the agreement value over the five-year life span for ELS and the 10 year life span for HLS.