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S5W-10097: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09476 by Fergus Ewing on 28 June 2017, how much is still to be paid to farmers who are waiting for payments from the 2015 tranche of CAP applications.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 July 2017

2015 -

Basic Payment Scheme (including Greening and Young Farmers Payment) – £36,043.81 (0.10%) is unpaid

Rural Development - £0.50 million (1.52%) is unpaid – no loans made for these schemes

LFASS – £6.4 million (10%) is unpaid - of this £5.1 m is covered by loans - £1.3 m not covered by loans.

Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme - all eligible claims paid – no loans made for this scheme.

Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme - all eligible claims paid – no loans made for this scheme

2016 - not all claims are validated so it is not currently possible to calculate the total amount which is unpaid. Loans to the value of £372.36 million have been issued to provide support to farmers and crofters

2017 – no payments have been made for scheme year 2017 – applications for these payments have just been received via the Single Application Form 2017 and the payments cannot be made until the payment window opens on 1 December 2017.