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 Baroness Parminter Baroness Parminter Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2:56 pm, 10th November 2015

My Lords, what plans do the Government have to review the transfer rate from Pillar 1 of the basic farm payments to the rural development programme, as the coalition Government committed to do? That would ensure that the maximum environmental and social benefits are gained from this public money that farmers currently receive.