Agriculture: Subsidies

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Michael Spicer Michael Spicer Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Single Farm Payments due in 2007 has been paid.

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

Payments made under the 2007 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) total £1.255 billion, which is 86.5 per cent. of the estimated total fund of £1.45 billion. 97,809 customers have received a full SPS payment for the 2007 scheme, representing 91.7 per cent. of the estimated total claimant population of 106,700.

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