Environment: Dry Stone Walling

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many miles of dry stone walling restoration have been completed with assistance from the Countryside Stewardship Scheme since 2002.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) , Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (and Deputy Chief Whip)

A total of 984 kilometres (611.4 miles) of stone walls have been restored under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) since 2000. A further 135 kilometres (83.8 miles) have been restored under the Higher Level Stewardship strand of Environmental Stewardship since 2005, making a total of 1,119 kilometres (695 miles).

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