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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-15172: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has committed to the Beef Efficiency Scheme, and how does this compare with the total amount available for this scheme through Pillar 2 payments.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 March 2018

To date approximately £5.8 million has been committed to the scheme. The overall indicative budget through pillar 2 payments is £25.4m.

However, it is important to note that this is an indicative budget, and we will continue to monitor scheme performance and demand along with the impact of future Spending Reviews to ensure that the SRDP continues to deliver towards our commitment to build growth all across rural Scotland.