Less Favoured Area Support Scheme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10 March 2016.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

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.