HC Deb 03 July 1989 vol 156 c51W
1988. Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what area of land was under crofting tenure in(a) 1976, (b) 1983 and (c)

Mr. Michael Forsyth

In 1976 about 881,000 hectares of inbye and common grazings land were registered as being in crofting tenure. Since then about 15,000 hectares, mainly inbye land, have been decrofted.