HC Deb 19 January 1998 vol 304 c440W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to complete payment of the 1997 arable aid payments. [23950]

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.