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S5W-10612: Emma Harper (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 7 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether it has engaged further with the European Commission on an extension to the deadline for 2016 CAP payments and, if so, what the commission’s response was.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 23 August 2017

The Scottish Government wrote to the European Commission on 21 June to request an extension to the end-June deadline for CAP Pillar 1 payments. The Commission responded to indicate that it does not propose to offer an extension and, as noted in the answer given to question S5W-10309 on 25 July 2017, the Scottish Government subsequently made a further request. The Commission responded on 2 August to confirm there will be an opportunity to make further representations on these issues once they have undertaken initial penalty calculations in the Autumn. The Scottish Government will consider whether further action is required at that time.

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