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Single Farm Payments

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 3rd May 2006.

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Photo of Anthony Steen Anthony Steen Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) when David Diamond, a beef farmer of Portford Lane, South Brent, holding number 10/296/0205, will receive his Single Payment Scheme payment;

(2) if she will take steps to arrange an emergency payment to Mr. David Diamond, a beef farmer of Portford Lane, South Brent, following delay in payment under the Single Farm Payment Scheme payment; and if she will make a statement.

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)

holding answer 24 April 2006

For all Single Payment Scheme applicants, the payment window runs from 1 December 2005 to 30 June 2006. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) intends to make a full or partial payment to all eligible customers by the end of this window.

Mr. David Diamond's claim is currently being processed, and will be paid in due course. However, if Mr. Diamond is suffering financial hardship he or his representatives can approach the Rural Stress Information Network, with whom RPA is liaising over genuine hardship cases.

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