24 July 1998

Scots get £1.14bn in IACS payments

SCOTTISH farmers received almost £1.14bn in IACS payments in the past three years.

In a parliamentary written answer, junior Scottish Office minister Calum Macdonald revealed that £401.35m was paid under IACS to Scottish producers in 1995, £374.9m in 1996 and that claims totalled £361.72m last year.

Mr Macdonald added that a maximum of 2.71% of 1997 claims were yet to be paid. &#42