Commenting on the news that the Scottish Government applied for an extension on CAP payments on Tuesday, Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP said:
"This is an outrageous revelation. Despite being directly asked at FMQs today the First Minister made no mention of the fact an extension had been
applied for two days ago.
"In a week where the Scottish Government has been heavily criticised over its lack of transparency this latest revelation is appalling"
"Either the First Minister purposely decided to not to tell the Scottish Parliament or she had no clue what her ministers are up to. Either way questions need to be answered."