§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in theOfficial Report, by region, the take-up to date in the less favoured areas of the £30 grant available under the farm woodland scheme.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The scheme opened on 1 October 1988 and those applications received in Scotland are currently being considered by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland and the Forestry Commission. The potential uptake, if these applications are approved, of planting on permanent pasture and rough grazings in the less-favoured areas (which will qualify for payments of £30 per hectare per annum) is as follows:
DAFS Area Office Areas Hectares Highland 48.5 Borders 23.3 Grampian and North East 34.3 Perth and Kinross 8.2 Southern 34.3