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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00151: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 19 May 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on Audit Scotland's assessment that there is a "high risk" that the CAP Futures programme will not achieve its aim to minimise disallowance.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 2 June 2016

Fines from the EU can take the form of late payment penalties or disallowance for inaccurate calculations.

Our focus continues to remain 100 per cent on getting payments out to farmers and crofters ahead of the EU’s deadline of 30 June 2016.

On the topic of disallowance for inaccurate payments or inadequate controls, all the decisions that have been taken in the CAP Futures programme, for example on prioritisation, use of contingency arrangements, have been based around minimising the risk of disallowance.