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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00168: John Lamont (Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of farmers has received any payment under the single farm payment system.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 June 2016

From 2015, the single farm payment has been replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme and Greening Payment Scheme.

At 18 May 2016, 82% of eligible businesses had received a first instalment payment from the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme.