Common Agricultural Policy

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Labour, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total amount paid under the Common Agricultural Policy was in the United Kingdom to (a) limited companies and (b) to individuals in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Minister of State (Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The figures represent the European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund year 2003—16 October 2002 to 15 October 2003.

The figures include CAP market support and structural funds for the above reporting year.

These figures represent payments to English farmers. Information for other countries within the UK is a matter for their respective devolved assemblies.

Limited Companies 574,273,502.02
Individuals 1,464,032,029.02

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