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Agriculture: Subsidies

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many individuals have been paid £200,000 or more under the single farm payment scheme in each year for which figures are available; and how much was paid to each such recipient in each such year. (291920)

The overall Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments made to individuals who received £200,000 or more in the last three years and total amounts are reflected in the following table. The details for each recipient will be placed in the House Library.

SPS year

Individuals

Total amount paid (£)1

2006

344

119,795,387.90

2007

309

107,022,405.65

20082

378

120,664,553.45

1 The total payment value for each year does not account for any additional payments made as a result of any modulation refund due to individuals.

2 This line reflects the 2008 claim payments made to date. The Rural Payments Agency continues to work on a small number of applications that are not yet validated for full payment.