HC Deb 17 January 1979 vol 960 c805W
Mr. Corrie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many farms in Scotland have not been accepted for classification with a view to being eligible for the special aids available under the EEC directive on farming in less favoured areas.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown:

Since the adoption of the directive on 28th April 1975, and up to 30th September 1978, 286 applications for classification have not been accepted, 156 because the farms were outwith the area approved for the purposes of the directive and 130 in respect of farms within the approved area which failed to satisfy the criteria of eligibility.