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Agriculture: Scotland

Question for Treasury

UIN HL12526, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total funding package they are providing to support Scottish agriculture in the 2021/22 financial year; and which historic funding streams any such funding is intended to replace.

Answered on

8 February 2021

The 2020 Spending Review allocated £570 million to the Scottish Government for farm support. This settlement ensures that, together with remaining receipts under Pillar 2 of the EU Common Agricultural Policy, Scotland’s farm support budget for 2021-22 is the same as in 2019. This delivers on the government’s commitment to maintain the current annual budget for UK farmers during this parliament. It is for the Scottish Government to determine how to allocate this funding to farmers, land managers and the rural economy.

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