§ 20. Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to encourage public access to set-aside land. 
§ Mr. Jack
In addition to the measures mentioned in my reply of 20 October 1994,Official Report, column 418, my right hon. Friend has recently negotiated in Brussels agreement in principle that eligible land taken out of production under the forestry and agri-environment schemes may from next year count towards farmers' set-aside requirements under the arable area payments scheme.