HC Deb 16 March 1989 vol 149 c350W
68. Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many hectares have been entered into the environmentally sensitive areas initiative; and what proportion of suitable land this represents.

Mr. MacGregor

To date 103,640 hectares have been put forward into the ESA scheme representing some 87 per cent. of the land we considered suitable.