Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th June 2015.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress her Department is making in ensuring the mapping functionality of the system for making payments under the Basic Payments Scheme is working; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the time taken for the mapping functionality of the Rural Payment's Agency computer for Basic Payments Scheme applications to fully work; and what assessment she has made on whether that computer system will need to be completely replaced.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ensuring successful delivery of the Basic Payments Scheme in 2015 is our priority and the core of the Rural Payments System is working well. We are also looking carefully at how best to develop the system, including the mapping functionality, in order to support delivery of the Basic Payment Scheme in future years.

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