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Agriculture: Maps

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Farming and the Environment, Jim Fitzpatrick, on 21 July (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 1167W), what proportion of the errors on completed maps are due to map features being notified incorrectly by farmers; and what proportion are due to problems with the computer system. [HL752]

Of the 7,471 farmers who have completed the update process and received confirmatory maps, 101 farmers have contacted the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to make further mapping changes. Of the confirmed land parcel errors that required changes to be made, 36 were found to be as a result of farmer error and 93 were found to be RPA digitising errors (a farmer may have notified us of more than one error). No errors have been reported or identified as being due to problems with computer system.