HC Deb 25 February 1970 vol 796 c348W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current farming acreage in Scotland; and what is the total number of civil servants concerned with agriculture in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

16.6 million acres were accounted for in the June, 1969, Scottish Agricultural Census. The staff of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland concerned with agriculture numbers 2,095.