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Single Farm Payments

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in making single farm payments. (126101)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State made a statement to the House on 22 February 2007, Official Report, column 60WS, about progress on payments under the Single Payments Scheme. The total paid at that time represented about 59 per cent. of the estimated total fund of £1.54 billion. Further payments have been made since that date. The Rural Payments Agency publishes regular updates on payments under the Single Payments Scheme on its website.