HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 cc327-8W
Mr. Maclennan

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what payments he has proposed under the Organic Aid Scheme for(a) Arable Area Payments Scheme eligible land, (b) ineligible land and (c) unimproved grassland or rough grazing. [72618]

Mr. Macdonald

The payment rates currently in operation for the Organic Aid Scheme in Scotland are as follows. Consideration is being given to the options for enhancing the OAS in Scotland. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

£ per hectare
Arable land or improved grassland Rough grazing or unimproved grassland
First year 70 10
Second year 70 10
Third year 50 7
Fourth year 35 5
Fifth year 25 5