Date lodged: 29 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many farmers and landowners in the North East Scotland parliamentary region received under (a) £10,000 and (b) £30,000 in CAP farming subsidies per annum in 2015-16 or the latest period for which data is available.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 October 2016
In terms of CAP Direct Payments (Basic Payment Scheme/Greening/Young Farmer and Voluntary Coupled Support) paid by the Scottish Government to businesses in the North East Scotland parliamentary constituency to date, the number of business by the requested value bands were is:-
The number of businesses receiving less than £10,000 = 1,193; and
The number of businesses receiving less than £30,000 = 2,202