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S5W-00095: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 16 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many and what percentage of farmers and crofters eligible for assistance under the emergency National Basic Payment Support Scheme have not received any money from the scheme.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 24 May 2016

As of 20 May 2016, 5,210 businesses have been made payments under the scheme, including all cases where the eligibility of the claimant has been confirmed. The only cases remaining unpaid are a very small number where there is doubt over the eligibility of the potential recipient or the amount of the claim. These cases are being investigated individually and it is not possible to know in advance of such investigations how many of these claims will turn out to be eligible.