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Rural Payments Agency

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have made changes to the Rural Payments Agency payments system for farmers to allow for HM Treasury's accounting rule changes; and whether they have explained the changes to all stakeholders. [HL1073]

The Rural Payments Agency has an accounting system based on Oracle financials that meets all standards as set out by HM Treasury in the Financial Reporting Manual and has received unqualified audit opinions on its accounts for all financial years since its creation up to and including 2005-06.

Stakeholders are advised as appropriate of requirements.