§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to have installed the necessary computer programme to enable the issue of top-up payments to those whose sheep quota entitlements have been adjusted; and if he will make a statement.
Sir Hector Montro
[holding answer 30 June 1994]: The computer programme is already in place and the payments of sheep annual premium issued in May 1994 to more than 15,500 claimants reflected their latest quota position. This includes any adjustment already made to take account of quota allocated from categories 1 and 2 of the national reserve. Any top-up payments to producers whose quotas are further adjusted will be made as soon as possible after the adjustment has been made.