HC Deb 22 February 1955 vol 537 cc143-4W
Mr. J. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many acres of agricultural land in Scotland, arable, grazing, and rough grazing, have ceased to be used for agricultural purposes since the end of the 1945.

Mr. Snadden

The acreages in 1945 compared with 1954 are as follows:

Crops, grass and rough grazings in Scotland at June Census 1945 1954 Decrease or Increase
acres Acres acres
Arable 3,342,692 3,182,277 -160,415
Permanent Grass 1,082,322 1,206,159 +123,837
Rough Grazings* 10,973,045 10,920,199 -52,846
15,398,059 15,308,635 -89,424
* Includes land in deer forest used, or capable of being used for grazing.