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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04581: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 8 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the evidence by the Director General Economy to the Public Audit Committee on 29 September 2016 (Official Report, c. 28) that, “we will not be sending out letters before 15 October”, when letters to applicants detailing payments made under the Basic Payment Scheme will be sent by the Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID).

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 November 2016

All customers can register to use the online portal through which they can access information about their claims and payments. For those who need help getting online, equipment is available for use in areas offices where appointments can be booked with staff.

Letters detailing payments under the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme will start to be issued from late November and will go out in batches over the following weeks.