HC Deb 11 July 1990 vol 176 c233W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many registered holdings in Scotland are eligible for less-favoured area projects.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

In Scotland, 19,047 holdings submitting agricultural census returns in 1989 contained land classified as less favoured, which confers eligibility for benefits such as hill livestock compensatory allowances and enhanced rates of capital grants.