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Agriculture: Scotland

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Luke Graham Luke Graham Conservative, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the £160 million announced in Spending Round 2019 as a result of the Bew Review will be ringfenced for agriculture so that the Scottish Parliament can decide how it is allocated within that sector.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Chancellor announced at the recent Spending Round that we will provide £160m to the Scottish Government in 2020-21 in relation to historic allocations of Common Agricultural Policy ‘convergence’ funding. The additional funding will be ring-fenced for farmers and land managers in Scotland. The review led by Lord Bew of Donegore has considered a separate but related matter.

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