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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate (a) the number and (b) average value of payments made by the Rural Payments Agency in respect of the Common Agricultural Policy in excess of (i) £150,000, (ii) £200,000, (iii) £250,000 and (iv) 300,000; and if he will make a statement. (154770)

A breakdown of individual CAP payments exceeding £150,000 made to customers over the 2006-07 exchequer year is reflected in the table.

The table includes payments made for expenditure both fully and partly funded by the EC.

This table is based on analysis of all individual payments to customers exceeding £150,000 over the period 1 April 2006 through to 31 March 2007.

Value of payment

Number of payments

Average value of payments (£)

Over £150,000

1,647

252,826.81

Over £200,000

801

338,504.48

Over £250,000

457

425,872.31

Over £300,000

295

508,639.72

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much has been paid in agricultural subsidies in Bassetlaw constituency in each year since 2005; (155600)

(2) how many farmers have been paid agricultural subsidies in Bassetlaw constituency in each of the last 10 years.

The information requested is not currently available, but I have asked officials to collate the data. I will write to the hon. Member with the information in due course and copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.