Date lodged: 6 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid out in loans through its National Basic Payment Support Scheme, and how much funding set aside for the scheme remains unused.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 December 2016
On 13 September 2016, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity announced that up to £300 million would be made available for the 2016 National Basic Payment Support Scheme. As of 12 December 2016, loans valued at circa £256million have been paid.