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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-09101: Angus MacDonald (Falkirk East)

Scottish National Party

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.