Richard Lochhead MSP

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  • Member for: Moray
  • Region: Highlands and Islands
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment (Richard Lochhead) Thank you very much, convener.

Good morning, committee. It is good to be here to discuss the implementation of the new common agricultural policy from 2015 to 2020, which is a huge issue for our rural communities and farming in Scotland. I do not have a written statement but I would never...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead Because of the timescale that was laid down by Europe, one of the earliest decisions that I had to take was on the rate of transfer from pillar 1 to pillar 2—and, indeed, vice versa. As you have said, I have announced a 9.5 per cent transfer from pillar 1 to pillar 2. Because our pillar 2 fund is, a...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead We cannot divorce that question from the overall debate about budgets. If the budgets were to change over the next CAP period, there would clearly be some grounds for reviewing the situation. At the moment, I have not taken a decision about reviewing the transfer rate and have no specific proposal t...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead About the transfer rate?



Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead No, I have had no discussions specifically on revisiting the transfer rate with Brussels, because we have the option to return to that at a later date. As the decision was taken only in the past two or three months, it would be premature to start raising the matter in Brussels, especially given the ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead Yes, in that there is match funding for pillar 2. The transfer figure is, of course, just a proportion of the budget; it is not money for specific purposes. It ups the budget for pillar 2, which we can allocate according to the consultation that we have held. Given that we set out in the consultatio...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead Theoretically, because we will have six years or so to put the pillar 2 budget through, the rates of what we call down from Europe—the European element of the fund—can change from year to year, which means that what we take from the Scottish budget to put into pillar 2 can also change from year to y...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead That question relates to one of the big decisions about implementation: the pace of transition from historic to area-based payments between 2015 and 2019-20.

The first principle is that we must have a transition, because basing payments from 2015 onwards on activity levels as far back as ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead The situation south of the border was well documented. The first lesson that we should learn is to understand that we must be on top of the situation to avoid some of the pitfalls that other countries have experienced in implementing the transition from historic to area-based payments, so we have a ...

Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee 26 March 2014 : Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Richard Lochhead One of the most controversial aspects of the current CAP has been the making of payments to farmers who have reduced their activity dramatically—indeed, some would class them as having, in effect, become inactive—over the past few years. As you know, in common parlance we refer to farmers who are no...
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S4M-09557.2 Kenny MacAskill: Stop and Search—As an amendment to motion S4M-09557 in the name of Alis
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S4M-09557 Alison McInnes: Stop and Search—That the Parliament notes that stop and search is an opera
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S4M-09558.2 Michael Matheson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558.1 Richard Simpson: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—As an amendment to motion S4M-09558
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S4M-09558 Jim Hume: Improving Scotland’s Mental Health—That the Parliament notes that one in four ad
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S4M-09547.1 Jackson Carlaw: Scotland, A Good Global Citizen—As an amendment to motion S4M-09547 in t
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S4M-09482.1 Jackie Baillie: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margare
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S4M-09482.3 Liz Smith: Child Poverty—As an amendment to motion S4M-09482 in the name of Margaret Bur
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Motion S4M-09333: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/03/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08857: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08540: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07892: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 01/10/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05898.3: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05892: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/03/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-05172: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 10/12/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04544: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 23/10/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-04263: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2012 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-03163: Richard Lochhead, Moray, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 31/05/2012 Show Full Motion >>
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