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Common Agricultural Policy

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th July 2010.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much Common Agricultural Policy funding she expects farmers in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Essex and (d) Witham constituency to receive in the next five years.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

It is not possible to provide figures for the next five years, both because payments to farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy are made in response to applications from farmers and land managers and because the current CAP Budget comes to an end in 2013. As an indication, however, farmers in the UK received approximately £3.3 billion in the year ending 15 October 2009 for direct aids and rural development schemes under the CAP, which included £2.1 billion in England. The UK paying agencies do not record information on payments at county or constituency level. Further information can be found on DEFRA's website.

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