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Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Byford Baroness Byford Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many single farm payments are outstanding for the years 2005 and 2006; and what proportion of the 2007 payments have been made.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

There are eight payments outstanding for the 2005 single payment scheme (SPS) year and 42 outstanding for the 2006 SPS year.

The outstanding payments for these years relate to complex cases, mainly involving legal and probate issues.

Of the total estimated claimant population of 106,700, 91.7 per cent have received full SPS payment for the 2007 SPS year.

The RPA is working to finalise remaining payments as soon as possible.

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