– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 22nd March 2011.

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Photo of Tavish Scott Tavish Scott Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-40489

To ask the Scottish Executive on what date the Less Favourable Area Support Scheme payments to farmers and crofters for 2011 (a) started, or will start and (b) will stop being issued.

Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

The 2011 Less Favoured Area Support Scheme runs from 1 January to 31 December 2011. The Scottish Government plans to start issuing the related payments from January 2012. Payments will be processed after all necessary eligibility checks have been completed and, given the example of most recent years, it is expected payments will be effectively complete by February 2012.

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