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Scottish Department Of Agriculture, Environment And Fisheries: Funding

Volume 597: debated on Tuesday 9 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the sums which are now going to be added to the Scottish block grant, in the form of the departmental expenditure limit of the Scottish Department of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries, will remain separately identifiable under the next Comprehensive Spending Review. [HL780]

Following devolution, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

asked Her Majesty's Government:What role of management and accountability the Scottish Parliament will have over the annual managed expenditure funds provided to the Scottish Department of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries. [HL781]

Following devolution, expenditure on support for the common agricultural policy (CAP) (which will be part of the annually managed expenditure for which the Parliament will be responsible) will be managed, and accounted for by the Scottish Administration in accordance with the requirements of the Scottish Parliament and of the relevant European legislation.