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Rural Payments Agency

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 3:33 pm on 7th November 2006.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 3:33 pm, 7th November 2006

I welcome what my right hon. Friend has to say, but will he look again at the idea of de minimis payments, given that there are clearly some anomalies in who receives payment? Will he look again at who is entitled to the single farm payment? This is a farm payment and yet it goes to many people who are clearly not farmers and add little to the land. Will he accept that it would be completely wrong to make any payment to the EU until and unless it reforms its agricultural system? That is rubbing our nose in it, when we should be rubbing the EU's nose in it.

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Bruce Shaxson
Posted on 8 Nov 2006 11:16 pm (Report this annotation)

Well done David Drew! An MP asking for the EU to be
concerned about the British farmers is really something coming from a politician of any party. Keep up the pressure David, because it will only be answered when we have got our country back from that motley collection of unelected Brussels bureaucrats. Good un youse Mate!
Bruce shaxson