§ Dr. StrangTo ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many payments were made in Scotland in 1995–96 under the arable area payments scheme(a) between £0 and £5,000, (b) £5,001 and £10,000, (c) £10,001 and £15,000, (d) £15,001 and £20,000, (e) £20,001 and £25,000, (f) £25,001 and £50,000, (g) £50,001 and £75,000, (h) £75,001 and £100,000, (i) £100,001 and £150,000, (j) £150,001 and £200,000, (k) £200,001 and £250,000 and (l) £250,001 and over. [4216]

§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson[holding answer 18 November 1996]: The information relating to payments made to farmers in Scotland under the 1995 arable area payments scheme is as follows:

Number £0-£5,000 4,990 £5,001-£10,000 708 £10,001-£15,000 856 £15,001-£20,000 626 £20,001-£25,000 512 £25,001-£50,000 1,200 £50,001-£75,000 394 £75,001-£100,000 148 £100,001-£150,000 97 150,001-£200,000 26 £200,001-£250,000 6 £250,001 and over 4

§ Dr. StrangTo ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many payments were made in Scotland in 1995–96 for set-aside under the arable area scheme(a) between £0 and £5,000, (b) £5,001 and £10,000, (c) £10,0001 and £15,000, (d) £15,001 and £20,000, (e) £20,001 and £25,000, (f) £25,001 and £50,000, (g) £50,001 and £75,000, (h) £75,001 and £100,000, (i) £100,001 and £150,000, (j) £150,001 and £200,000 and (k) over £200,001. [4228]

§ Mr. Robertson[holding answer 18 November 1996]: The information relating to set-aside payments made to farmers in Scotland under the 1995 arable area payments scheme is as follows:

There were no set-aside payments in excess of £100,000.

Number £0-£5,000 3,282 £5,001-£10,000 965 £10,001-£15,000 265 £15,001-£20,000 86 £20,001-£25,000 52 £25,001-£50,000 31 £50,001-£75,000 3 £75,001-£100,000 3