HC Deb 20 January 1984 vol 52 c363W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average price of prime agricultural land in each region of Scotland at the latest available date and at the same date in each of the last five years.

Mr. John MacKay

The table shows the average prices of all agricultural land and of cropping land in Scotland for the last five years for vacant and non-vacant possession. Figures broken down by region or land quality are not available. Cropping land, however, is likely to contain a fair proportion of prime agricultural land.

Vacant Possession Non-vacant Possession
£ per hectare All land Cropping All land Cropping
1978 1,085 3,078 669 1,398
1979 2,055 3,566 1,148 2,105
1980 1,845 3,139 1,534 2,609
1981 1,840 2,341 1,204 2,431
1982 1,798 2,798 1,265 2,170

Note: The figures for the latest two years are subject to revision as further information becomes available.

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