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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-11584: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-07899 by Fergus Ewing on 1 June 2017, by what date the findings of the agriculture review group will be published.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 October 2017

The Review group chaired by Professor Russel Griggs was tasked with considering the detailed implementation arrangements for the planned changes to 2018 greening rules, announced in February. The Group has provided its advice on these changes and that has been incorporated into the detailed guidance on 2018 greening measures that was published recently.

The Group was also asked to consider further possible changes to the rules, including taking account of the European Commission’s Simplification Review of greening, the group are still considering their advice in relation to this.