Does the cabinet secretary recognise that the question that farmers were asking outside was: can the Government guarantee that the full common agricultural policy payments will be made by the end of June? That is what farmers expect to happen.
As the member knows, the Scottish Government has just announced £200 million of national money to ensure that people can get their payments in April if their applications are not processed this month. That is a major sign of support for the sector, which I believe has been recognised across the industry—and, I understand, by his party, too. We will work flat out, because we want to get all the payments out as soon as possible. We have until 30 June. We have a number of months to go. Are we going to ensure that all the payments get out? Of course we are.
In recognition of the importance of supporting our farmers and crofters at this difficult time, we have employed additional staff. We have announced a scheme that we are confident that we are going to implement. That is the basis on which we announced it. It is vitally important to underpin our food businesses in this country.