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Number of farm inspections 2015-2017: FOI release

Published: 17 Aug 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
17 Aug 2018
Number of farm inspections 2015-2017: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02060
Date received: 1 August 2018 
Date responded: 16 August 2018
 
Information requested
 

Under the FOI act I would please like to know, for the years 2015-2017 (inclusive) and broken down annually:

1. The number of inspections made of all types of farmers in relation to all cross compliance Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs 1-13) and Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions (GAECs 1-7).

2. The number of these inspections that were unannounced.

Response
 
The information you have requested is set out in the following table –
 

 

Year

 

2015

2016

2017

No. of inspections

2281

2334

2405

No. of unannounced inspections

1337

1397

1513

 

Please note – under cross compliance farm inspections are considered to be unannounced where the period of notice is between 0 and 3 hours.

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: [ceu@gov.scot](mailto:ceu@gov.scot) 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 
 
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