§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how much agricultural land has been taken in Shropshire for other purposes in the years 1965 and 1966; what percentage this represents of the total; and how this compares with the national average.
§ Mr. John Mackie
826 acres in 1964–65 and 415 acres in 1965–66. This represents about one-tenth of one per cent. and one-twentieth of one per cent. respectively of the total agricultural land in the county. The national average was higher than this; about one-quarter of one per cent.