HC Deb 11 July 1990 vol 176 c234W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of agricultural land has been designated as environmentally sensitive in Scotland; what percentage of land in the environmentally sensitive areas is farmed under this scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Approximately 3 per cent. of agricultural land in Scotland is within environmentally sensitive areas. Some 46 per cent. of the eligible agricultural land within those areas is farmed under the scheme.