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Single Farm Payment

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the administration of the single farm payment. (160581)

The Rural Payments Agency is undertaking a wide range of actions aimed at improving its performance in administering the single payment scheme (SPS). Action to date enabled the agency to meet its formal target of making over 96.14 per cent. of 2006 SPS payments by 30 June 2007.