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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21629: Peter Chapman (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 12 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how many farm businesses in (a) the Highlands, (b) Aberdeenshire and (c) each parliamentary region are waiting to receive 2016-17 CAP basic payments.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 12 March 2019

Nationally, for 2016 we have paid 99.65% of BPS payments and for 2017 99.28%

A) 0 payments due in the Highlands for the 2016 scheme year.

8 are due a payment for the 2017 scheme year and a further 6 farm businesses are currently under assessment for 2017 and could become eligible for a payment in future.

B) 1 payment due in Aberdeenshire for the 2016 scheme year.

2 are due a payment for the 2017 scheme year and a further 3 farm businesses are currently under eligibility assessment for 2017

C) 1 Basic payment due for the 2016 scheme year in the North East Scotland Region

19 businesses are due a Basic payment for the 2017 scheme year

Parliamentary RegionNumber of Farm Businesses
due 2017 BPS
Highland and Islands10
South Scotland5
Mid Scotland and Fife1
North East Scotland3

16 businesses are under assessment for the 2017 scheme year

Parliamentary Region

Number of Farm
Businesses due 2017 BPS

Highland and Islands

6

South Scotland

5

Mid Scotland and Fife

1

North East Scotland

4