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Agriculture: Land

Volume 489: debated on Friday 13 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what area of farmland in England was classified as (a) grade 1 (excellent), (b) grade 2 (very good), (c) grade 3a (good), (d) grade 3b (moderate), (e) grade 4 (poor) and (f) grade 5 (very poor) in each of the last 10 years. (262116)

No estimates for the area of farmland in England by land grade classification have been made. Figures for Wales fall under the jurisdiction of the devolved authority.