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Supporting Scottish Agriculture

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative

I declare an interest as a farmer, food producer and member of NFUS.

I welcome Donald Cameron’s motion, but, before I talk about its content, I will put to the cabinet secretary the spectre, which was raised by last week’s

The Sunday Times and by Gail Ross, of 9 million lambs in the UK being unsaleable into the EU market this year with or without a Brexit deal, with sheep farmers facing potential losses of about £100 per head. What plans does the cabinet secretary have to deal with that problem on behalf of the many sheep farmers in Scotland? I urge him to vote for the deal.