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From 2015, the single farm payment has been replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme and Greening Payment Scheme.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