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Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government in the latest year for which figures are available, how many farmers in receipt of the single farm payment claimed for (a) less than five hectares, (b) between five and 10 hectares, (c) between 10 and 20 hectares, (d) between 20 and 100 hectares, and (e) over 100 hectares. [HL95]

For the 2008 scheme year, the number of farmers who received single payment scheme payments in England who claimed in each size category is set out below.

Area claimed in hectares (ha)

Number of claims

Less than 5 ha

16,844

5 ha to <10 ha

11,559

10 ha to <20 ha

13,416

20 ha to <100 ha

39,304

100 ha and above

23,252