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S5W-18451: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 28 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) longest and (b) average time taken was to respond to a Crofting Agricultural Grant Scheme application in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 25 September 2018

Please see the following table with the requested information. Please also note, the Crofting Agricultural Grants Scheme commenced 01-01-2015 and the requested information is recorded by Financial Year not by calendar year.

Year

Longest Processing Time

Average Processing Time

2015-16

276 days

82 days

2016-17

420 days

78 days

2017-18

474 days

63 days

01 April 2018 to

31 July 2018

664 days

52 days