Date lodged: 30 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government by what date the common agricultural policy Futures IT Project will be operational, and how it will ensure that it will fully meet all EU requirements.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 April 2017
The Futures IT Project delivered Rural Payments & Services (RP&S), this service has been operational since December 2014 and has been used by customers and staff to submit and process scheme applications to payment made from 2015. RP&S has been specified and designed to meet all current EU requirements where it is appropriate to do so.