§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to complete payment of the 1997 arable aid payments. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
Subject to the continuing co-operation of farmers on matching every field on their claims against the Field Identification System (FIS), i.e. the new register of unique field identifiers, we aim to make most final payments under the 1997 Arable Area Payments Scheme (AAPS) by 31 March 1998.