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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Single Payment Scheme payments for 2008 have been made in England. (246103)

[holding answer 12 January 2009]: As at 31 December 2008, single payment scheme (SPS) 2008 payments of over £967.6 million have been made to 69,187 claimants. This equates to 59.3 per cent. of an estimated fund value of £1.63 billion, paid to 64.99 per cent. of the estimated number of claimants of 106,500.