HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c156W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of farming units in Scotland; and how many are between(a) four and eight British size units, (b) eight and 12 British size units and (c) 12 and 16 British size units.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The number of farms included in the June 1988 agricultural census in Scotland was 26,239. Within this total the numbers of farms in the ranges for which information is sought are as follows:

British size units Number of farms
4 to 8 3,170
8 to 12 2,354
12 to 16 1,967