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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21121: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 22 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many units in Shetland received payment in 2018 from (a) the Basic Payment Scheme, (b) the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS), (c) greening measures and (d) other agri-environmental schemes, also broken down by the amount allocated.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 8 February 2019

Scheme

Total Paid (1k)

Total Paid (£1k)

Number of Businesses

Basic Payment Scheme
(BPS)

3,877

3,468

825

Greening

2,354

2,106

833

Scottish Suckler Beef
Support Scheme Island
(SSBSSI)

232

208

105

Scottish Upland Sheep
Support Scheme
(SUSSS)

164

146

39

Financial Discipline
Reimbursement (FDRI)

71

64

561

Less Favourable Area
Support Scheme (LFASS)

2,440

2,179

792

Young Farmer Payment
(YFP)

26

23

46

Rural Priorities (RP)

63

55

32

Land Mangers Options
(LMO)

8

7

20

Agri-Environment Climate
Scheme Capital Items
(AECS CAP)

44

39

20

Agri-Environment Climate
Scheme (AECS)

300

268

32

Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES)

5

4

9

Other smaller schemes

90

80

58

    

Total Paid

9,674

£8,647

868 *

* Businesses may have claims in more than one of the schemes listed

The number of businesses in Shetland to receive payment for the schemes listed is shown in the following table with the total amount paid under each scheme.