Agriculture: Scotland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 25 July 2019, Official Report, column 1497, what the timescale is for the allocation of £160 million funding for farming to the Scottish Government .

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

As the Chancellor announced at the Spending Round on 4 September, the Scottish Government will receive £160 million to support farmers and land managers. This funding will be provided over two years, with £80 million in 2019-20 and £80 million in 2020-21. The additional funding will be provided through the normal estimates process and it will be ring-fenced to ensure that it reaches farmers and land managers in Scotland.

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