Agricultural Support (Pilot Schemes)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Fergus Ewing Fergus Ewing Scottish National Party

I was astonished that any adviser of the UK Government or any other Government in these islands would say, essentially, that farmers and farming are expendable. That was quite shocking, and it displays an attitude that we believe has been prevalent for some time in the Treasury, where people are anxious to get rid of support for farmers and crofters in Scotland. Well, they will not be doing that as long as I am around—that is for sure.