HC Deb 20 June 1995 vol 262 cc194-5W
Mr. Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many farms are still affected by restriction notices imposed due to radioactive contamination following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986; what land area these farms constitute; and what percentage of available farmland in Scotland this represents.

Sir Hector Monro

Currently, 41 holdings in Scotland remain affected by post-Chernobyl controls on the movement and slaughter of sheep. These holdings cover around 43,000 hectares which represents 0.7 per cent. of farm land in Scotland.