§ Mr. Cox
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the total acreage of land in set-aside in the United Kingdom on 1 July 1998. 
§ Mr. Rooker
The total acreage of land set aside in the United Kingdom under the Arable Area Payments Scheme for 1998 will not be known until all the applications under the Scheme have been checked and collated. I will write to my hon. Friend when the information is available.