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S5W-02204: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what communications it has had with the UK Government relating to releasing CAP convergence funds to Scottish farmers.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 September 2016

I raised the issue of releasing CAP convergence funds to Scottish farmers in a letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, on 24 June 2016.

Despite this, and assurances earlier this year from Defra Minister, George Eustice, that Defra would carry out a review of how the UK CAP budget is distributed, there has been no reply to my letter so far.