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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments were made in each of the last five years broken down by (a) scheme, (b) county and (c) farm size, for (i) the countryside stewardship scheme, (ii) arable stewardship (up to 2000), (iii) the energy crops scheme, (iv) the environmentally sensitive areas, (v) the farm woodland premium scheme, (vi) the hill farm allowance scheme, (vii) the organic farming scheme, (viii) the woodland grant scheme, (ix) the processing and marketing grant, (x) the rural enterprise scheme and (xi) the vocational training scheme.
The following table shows expenditure on the England Rural Development Programme schemes for the last five years. A further breakdown by county or farm size is not readily available.
|Energy crops scheme||—||—||—||—||234|
|Environmentally sensitive areas||28,600||37,600||39,500||40,900||48,300|
|Farm woodland premium||4,700||5,400||5,900||6,000||7,500|
|Hill farm allowance||—||—||—||—||42,346|
|Organic farming scheme||700||1,200||2,300||15,400||26,600|
|Woodland grant scheme||15,723||18,151||18,416||16,957||16,590|
|Processing and marketing grant||—||—||—||—||237|
|Rural enterprise scheme||—||—||—||—||573|
|Vocational training scheme||—||—||—||—||332|