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Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

Volume 708: debated on Thursday 26 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single farm payments are outstanding for the years 2005–08; and what is the total amount outstanding for the years 2005–08. [HL1427]

Ninety-one single payment scheme (SPS) claims, worth in the region of £445,660.00 remain outstanding in England for scheme years 2005-07. These are broken down by year as follows:

SPS Scheme Year

Number of payments

Amount outstanding £ (rounded)

2005

7

56,979.00

2006

16

93,217.00

2007

68

295,464.00

Total

91

445,660.00

Customers whose claims remain unpaid in more than one year are included in the data for each of the relevant years. The causes of delayed payments are predominantly the granting of probate on customers' estates and other legal reasons.

Data for 2008 have not been included in the table because claim validation is still taking place for this scheme year. At 13 February, 95,936 of an estimated 106,500 customers have received over £1.374 billion of an estimated fund of £1.63 billion. RPA will continue to update the performance on its website.