Date lodged: 24 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what preparations have been made for Scotland regarding the UK leaving the common agricultural policy.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 8 March 2017
Scotland’s Place in Europe sets out our proposals for maintaining Scotland’s relationship with Europe, including the detail of a differentiated approach which would allow Scotland to retain European Single Market membership as part of the UK. The First Minister’s speech at the NFU Scotland AGM on 7 February set out further detail of the Scottish Government position and our commitment to supporting and developing the sector as we await further clarity from the UK Government on the implications of leaving the EU for Scottish agriculture. We will continue to work closely with our farming bodies for the good of the sector in Scotland and to achieve the best possible outcome for Scottish farming and farmers.