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 penalties her Department will incur under the CAP regime for late applications for payments under the Basic Payments Scheme.

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

As a result of the complexity of the new 2015 Common Agricultural Policy the European Commission offered all Member States the option to extend the deadline for Basic Payment Scheme applications from 15 May to 15 June. As a result of this derogation Defra will not incur penalties for choosing to extend the application deadline to 15 June.

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