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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07552: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much it has cost to erect (a) deer and (b) non-deer fencing in new woodlands of (i) up to two, (ii) two to five, (iii) six to 10, (iv) 11 to 20, (v) 21 to 50, (vi) 51 to 100, (vii) 101 to 200 and (viii) over 200 hectares in each year since 2008.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 14 March 2017

The Scottish Government does not have data on how much it has cost to erect deer or non-deer fencing in new woodlands. However, grant support at standard payment rates for fencing is provided to ensure the successful establishment of new woodlands. The grant support provided since 2008 for deer and non-deer fencing is given in table one. Because of the way the data is recorded, it is not possible to break this down by woodland size category.

Table 1 – Grant Support for Fencing by Year

Year

Deer Fence Grants

Non-Deer fence Grants

2008-09

£222,409.96

£143,686.94

2009-10

£1,884,665.31

£734,745.90

2010-11

£3,326,704.86

£764,606.55

2011-12

£2,954,909.62

£712,374.75

2012-13

£2,491,324.78

£477,905.69

2013-14

£3,113,641.70

£650,678.03

2014-15

£1,361,452.46

£300,028.87

2015-16

£2,461,657.81

£635,634.36

Total

£17,816,766.48

£4,419,661.08