Agriculture: Basic Farm Payment — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:56 pm on 10th November 2015.

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Photo of The Bishop of St Albans The Bishop of St Albans Bishop 2:56 pm, 10th November 2015

My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for referring to the way the Rural Payments Agency has turned things round. Despite its sterling work and the assurances of the Minister, there is no doubt that a number of farmers will experience delays in payments under the basic payment scheme. In light of that, what are Her Majesty’s Government doing to put in place contingency plans to help those farmers who could go out of business simply because of cash-flow problems if payments do not come through on time?