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S5W-09476: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 25 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how much of the substantive CAP payments for (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 remains unpaid, also broken down by how much (i) has been subject to loans being paid out and (ii) is not covered by loans.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 28 June 2017

2017 – no payments have been made for scheme year 2017 – applications for these payments have just been received via the Single Application Form 2017 and the payments cannot be made until the payment window opens on 1 December 2017.

2016 - not all claims are validated so it is not currently possible to calculate the total amount which is unpaid. Loans to the value of £372.36 million have been issued to provide support to farmers and crofters

Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme - £50,678 (0.86%) is unpaid – no loans made for this scheme

Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme - £47,314 (0.15%) is unpaid – no loans made for this scheme.

LFASS – £14.19 million (21.6%) is unpaid - of this £11.19 m are covered by loans - £3 m not covered by loans.

Rural Development - £0.59 million (1.98%) is unpaid – no loans made for these schemes

2015 - Basic Payment Scheme (including Greening and Young Farmers Payment) –£95,798 (0.28%) is unpaid (£38,300 of this has been covered by loans, £57,498 has not been the subject of a loan)