§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to meet the EEC agri-environmental regulations; and what funds have been made available for their implementation.
§ Sir Hector Monro
[holding answer 7 February I995]The Scottish agri-environment programme introduced under Council regulation EEC 2078/92 includes the extension of the environmentally sensitive area scheme and new schemes to encourage the conservation of heather moorland, the creation of wildlife habitats, organic farming, and informal recreation in ESAs and on set-aside land. The only scheme not yet introduced is the heather moorland scheme and this is scheduled for the336W spring. Expenditure on all these schemes is planned to rise to £12 million by 1996–97.