§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what hectarage is given up to(a) set-aside land and (b) each of the 10 highest land area covering crops; and how many kilometres length of river bank runs along set-aside land in (i) the UK, (ii) each other member state of the EU and (iii) the EU in total. 
§ Mr. Baldry
The latest figures for the area of land set-aside in the EU as of 15 January 1995 are set out in the table.
The latest complete details of the 10 highest land area covering crops are given in section 18.104.22.168. of "The Agricultural Situation in the EU 1994", a copy of which is in the Library of the House.
The information about the length of river bank that runs along set-aside land in the other member states and the EU in total is not available. In the UK, this information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.237W
Land set-aside as of 15 January 1995 Country Rotational set-aside (HA) Non-rotational set-aside (HA) UK 337,281 266,579 Belgium 14,126 7,860 Denmark 46,503 200,682 France 748,937 977,590 Germany 469,482 855,228 Greece 9,677 8,456 Ireland 19,053 13,107 Italy 182,650 65,042 Luxembourg 1,641 456 Netherlands 9,406 2,441 Portugal n/a n/a Spain 418,767 1.007,202 Austria 57,902 65,268 Finland 153,000 59,000 Sweden 82,855 246,328 EU 15 2.551,280 3.775,239