Date lodged: 2 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of dairy farmers had applied for EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid by the 1 May 2017 deadline.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 12 May 2017
The number of dairy EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid applications received by 1 May totalled 701. Using the Scottish Dairy Association's January 2017 estimate of 957 dairy holdings, this represents a 73.2% uptake. Applications are currently being assessed for eligibility.