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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of single farm payment scheme claims have been paid for (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 (i) in part and (ii) in full in (A) North West Cambridgeshire, (B) the East of England and (C) England and Wales. (143511)

In England, as of 13 June 2007, 20 claimants have not received a payment for the 2005 Single Payment Scheme (SPS).

As of 13 June 2007, 105,415 farmers have received either a full or partial payment under the 2006 SPS year. This total includes 101,890 full and 3,525 partial payments, representing 96.7 per cent. of the estimated total claimant population of 109,000.

RPA’s target is to pay 96.14 per cent. of the total value of the fund by 30 June 2007.

Detailed analysis of all the payments made under the SPS is not yet available. Once the remaining scheme payments have been completed, a decision will be taken on the level of detail that will be published.

The National Assembly for Wales is responsible for administering the SPS in Wales.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of farmers are yet to receive their full single payment scheme payment for (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 in (i) the UK, (ii) the South West and (iii) Cornwall. (144230)

In England, as of 13 June 2007, 20 claimants have not received a payment for the 2005 single payment scheme (SPS).

As of 13 June 2007, 105,415 of farmers have received either a full or partial payment under the 2006 SPS year. This total includes 101,890 full and 3,525 partial payments, representing 96.7 per cent. of the estimated total claimant population of 109,000.

RPA's target is to pay 96.14 per cent. of the total value of the fund by 30 June 2007.

Detailed analysis of all the payments made under the SPS is not yet available. Once the remaining scheme payments have been completed, a decision will be taken on the level of detail that will be published.