Date lodged: 16 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government by what date the IT system for common agricultural policy (CAP) payments will be fully operational.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 24 November 2016
The Rural Payments & Services system is delivered in phases. The next major phase is early in the new year for enabling the processing of applications for the 2016 scheme year payments.
As with any large IT system, there will always be further development and enhancements, in line with business and regulatory changes.