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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much he expects to have been paid out under the 2008 Single Payment Scheme by 25 December 2008; and to how many claimants he expects payment to have been made by that date. (241238)

[holding answer 8 December 2008]: RPA is committed to meeting its formal targets of making 75 per cent. of payments, by value, by the end of January 2009 and 90 per cent. by value by end of March 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on administering non-compliance penalties made under the Single Farm Payment Scheme since its inception. (241992)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) administrative and (b) legal costs have been incurred by his Department in relation to outstanding claims made under the Single Farm Payment Scheme in each year since its inception. (241993)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: The information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.