Agriculture: Subsidies

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Willie Rennie Willie Rennie Shadow Minister, Defence

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

(1) how much was paid by the Single Farm Payments Scheme to those individuals on the scheme who received £150,000 or more in each year for which figures are available;

(2) how many individuals received £150,000 or more from the Single Farm Payments Scheme in each year for which figures are available.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

holding answer 28 January 2008

The Single Payment Scheme (SPS) 2005 and 2006 payments to individuals who received £150,000 or more are reflected in the table.

SPS 2007 payments are still being made and RPA cannot provide equivalent figures at this stage.

Individuals Total amount(£)
SPS 2005 674 169,312,099
SPS 2006 624 156,890,485

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