Rural Payments Agency

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what value of payments (a) have been made and (b) remain unpaid from the Rural Payments Agency to Welsh farmers, broken down by (i) constituency and (ii) local authority area for each year since the scheme began.

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

The following figures relate to payments made to Welsh farmers under the schemes administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), since its creation on 16 October 2001. The information has been provided by county, as breaking down the data by constituency and local authority area could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.

Slaughter Premium Scheme (SPS)
County Amount paid (£) Claims paid Amount unpaid (£) Claims unpaid
SPS 2001 scheme year
Powys 949,142.78 4,067 1,966.90 133
Gwynedd 1,145,295.95 3,400 0 1
Dyfed 2,170,937.55 7,932 7,702.28 30
Clwyd 1,089,531.08 3,798 0 47
South Glamorgan 189,144.07 517 0 1
Mid Glamorgan 101,975.55 428 0 0
West Glamorgan 127,252.07 442 0 0
Gwent 347,648.32 1,220 68.98 2
Total 6,120,927.37 21,804 9,738.16 214
SPS 2002 scheme year
Powys 1,936,838.88 4,530 16,421.97 199
Gwynedd 1,902,937.06 3,211 2,309.23 170
Dyfed 4,111,194.14 8,152 10,058.93 320
Clwyd 1,863,821.23 3,422 16,700.55 131
South Glamorgan 286,707.70 441 134.54 9
Mid Glamorgan 202,331.81 437 288.30 15
West Glamorgan 229,556.44 416 809.64 16
Gwent 654,392.94 1,253 7,343.73 63
Total 11,187,780.20 21,862 54,066.89 923
SPS 2003 scheme year
Powys 814,884.68 2,872 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Gwynedd 532,338.62 1,739 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Dyfed 1,631,216.48 5,082 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Clwyd 886,446.12 2,092 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
South Glamorgan 160,487.66 278 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Mid Glamorgan 73,947.73 230 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
West Glamorgan 88,914.76 234 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Gwent 282,670.33 789 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown
Total 4,470,906.38 13,316 (1)Unknown (1)Unknown

(1) 2003 scheme year still on-going figures as at January 2004

Over Thirty Months Scheme (OTMS)
County Amount paid (£) Claims Paid Amount unpaid (£)(2) Claims unpaid
OTMS payments 16 October 2001 to 31 December 2001
Powys 843,391.22 2,828 12,000 32
Gwynedd 775,822.93 2,655 9,000 24
Dyfed 4,419,479.41 14,970 34,875 93
Clwyd 1,079,744.08 3,633 10,125 27
South Glamorgan 146,974.88 478 750 2
Mid Glamorgan 119,429.71 410 0 0
West Glamorgan 135,249.99 472 1,500 4
Gwent 570,685.83 1,868 3,750 10
Total 8,090,778.05 27,314 72,000 192
OTMS payments 2002
Powys 3,717,572.46 12,422 37,875 101
Gwynedd 2,773,056.53 9,439 31,875 85
Dyfed 13,436,464.53 45,786 96,000 256
Clwyd 4,291,106.78 14,399 44,250 118
South Glamorgan 434,365.31 1,378 3,750 10
Mid Glamorgan 458,556.67 1,527 3,000 8
West Glamorgan 433,968.41 1,497 9,750 26
Gwent 1,718,300.68 5,753 16,500 44
Total 27,263,391.37 92,201 243,000 648
OTMS payments 2003
Powys 3,491,120.13 12,151 35,250 94
Gwynedd 2,281,981.75 8,155 37,125 99
Dyfed 10,753,321.43 38,393 141,000 376
Clwyd 3,867,087.60 13,434 42,750 114
South Glamorgan 338,412.43 1,127 1,500 4
Mid Glamorgan 341,557.64 1,160 3,375 9
West Glamorgan 296,161.28 1,076 5,625 15
Gwent 14,531,26.91 5,103 29,250 78
Total 22,822,769.17 80,599 295,875 789

(2) The Rural Payments Agency's OTMS payment system does not calculate animal values until they are eligible for the scheme, The figures for unpaid animals have been calculated using an average payment of £350 each.

Livestock Welfare (Disposal) Scheme (LW(D)S)

This scheme has since been discontinued and there are no outstanding payments to be made to any Welsh farmers.

County Amount paid (£) Claims paid
LW(D)S payments 16 October 2001 to 31 December 2001
Powys 3,223,518.38 1,889
Gwynedd 818,603.48 799
Dyfed 1,542,907.28 810
Clwyd 624,018.76 421
South Glamorgan 77,391.02 5
Mid Glamorgan 271,002 175
West Glamorgan 172,199.04 81
Gwent 327,034.63 193
Total 7,056,674.59 4,373
LW(D)S payments 2002
Powys 83,615.19 135
Gwynedd 113,093.69 105
Dyfed 68,914.98 67
Clwyd 172,903.61 66
South Glamorgan 1,100 2
Mid Glamorgan 34,370.78 29
Total 473,998.25 404
LW(D)S Slaughter Premium Scheme (SPS) top up payments
County Amount paid (£) Claims paid
Powys 418,597 1,658
Gwynedd 68,085 432
Dyfed 283,481 680
Clwyd 132,118 337
South Glamorgan 6,301 7
Mid Glamorgan 16,553 39
West Glamorgan 24,591 40
Gwent 85,763 99
Total 1,035,489 3,292
The Agrimonetary Scheme—16October 2001 to April 2002
County Amount paid (£) Number entitled
Clwyd 97,793.70 543
Dyfed 313,785.30 1,976
Gwent 43,708.64 221
Gwynedd 32,048.30 265
Mid Glamorgan 7,231.90 43
Powys 50,077.70 338
South Glamorgan 11,362.02 63
West Glamorgan 5,516.54 54
Grand total 561,524.10 3,503

This scheme for dairy farmers was introduced with the intention of offsetting the reduction in prices received by UK dairy farmers resulting from currency fluctuations during 1999 and 2000.

There are no outstanding payments for this scheme.

The RPA made these payments from October 2001 to April 2002.

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