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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11561: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 26 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much money was set aside for the new NVZ (Nitrate Vulnerable Zones), Stranraer Lowlands, to enable farmers to apply for a slurry storage grant.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 24 October 2017

The 2016 slurry storage application round was restricted to applicants within the areas newly designated as Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) on 1 January 2016, including the Stranraer Lowlands. No funding was specifically set aside for the 2016 slurry storage application round, but sufficient funds were certainly available to provide up to £30,000 worth of slurry storage capacity, plus any ancillary equipment required for each eligible applicant that required it.