HC Deb 01 February 1989 vol 146 cc301-2W
22. Mr. Mans

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made with regard to the farm woodland grant scheme.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

There has been considerable interest in this scheme in Scotland. Since the scheme opened at the beginning of October, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland has received 102 applications containing proposals for planting almost 1,200 hectares of land.