§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will amend the Hill Livestock (Compensatory Allowances) Regulations 1975 to allow for apportionment of payments to tenants vacating holdings before the qualifying day for such claims.387W
§ Mr. Millan
No. While compensatory allowances are calculated by reference to the stock carried over the previous year, payment is made in advance and relates to the year in which the qualifying day, 1st January, falls. The question of apportionment of payment does not therefore arise.