Single Farm Payment

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of David Laws David Laws Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many single farm payments were made to farmers in (a) England and (b) Somerset in the week ending (i) 24 February, (ii) 3 March, (iii) 10 March and (iv) 17 March.

Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity)

The number of Single Payment Scheme claims paid are as follows:

(a)(i) Week ending 24 February—213 claims had been paid

(ii) Week ending 3 March—2,882 claims had been paid cumulatively

(iii) Week ending 10 March—4,484 claims had been paid cumulatively

(iv) Week ending 17 March—10,116 claims had been paid cumulatively

(b) The Rural Payments Agency does not have data available on a regional basis, as the scheme is not administered in this way.

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