HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 c376W
Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in the White Paper "Food from Our Own Resources", what assumption is made of average annual loss of productive agricultural land to (a) reservoirs, (b) roads and (c) other building, respectively.

Mr. Strang

The White Paper makes no forecasts about future losses of agricultural land but the projections in it are consistent with the policy stated in paragraph 16 that agricultural land of a higher quality should not be taken for development where land of lower quality is available.

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