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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers are awaiting single payments; and what estimate his Department has made of the total monetary value of outstanding single payments. (290866)

The following table gives the number and estimated value of outstanding payments under the Single Payment Scheme for those yet to receive any payment. It includes claims which may eventually prove to be invalid for payment, often because of probate issues or invalid bank details.

£

Single payment scheme year

Number of claims outstanding as at 3 September 2009

Estimated value of outstanding claims

2005

3

10,000

2006

9

18,000

2007

48

444,000

2008

211

2,424,000

Total

271

2,896,000