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Single Farm Payments: East Sussex

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have not received a single farm payment for 2006. (125473)

As of 28 February 2007 a total of 88,842 customers have received either a full or partial 2006 Single Payment Scheme payment, representing 81.5 per cent. of the estimated total claimant population of 109,000.

The total value of 2006 payments is £965.53 million, 62.8 per cent. of the estimated total fund of £1.54 billion.

These figures include 2,577 partial payments (including Euro payments) and 2,298 full payments which were made in the last week, as well as over 3,300 top-up payments which were made to customers who previously received a partial payment.

Detailed analysis of the payments made under the Single Payment Scheme is not yet available.