Community Broadband Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 16th September 2015.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

Additional support was made available at local regional offices for farmers and crofters who were applying online for farm payments and did not have adequate broadband in their homes. I am willing to send the member statistics on those who applied online through the new system but, if I recall correctly, the overall figure for online applications was at least the same as, if not higher than, that in the old system, despite all the doom and gloom that many people expressed. Applying online is the way forward, and I believe that we are giving adequate support to ensure that people can access broadband to apply online for farm payments.