Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th July 2016.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on making all outstanding back payments to commoners entitled to payments under the Single Farm Payment Scheme; and if she will make a statement.

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

As of 3 July 86,760 (99.6%) of farmers have received a payment on their 2015 BPS claim. The Rural Payments Agency continues to focus on making top up payments, to those farmers who have already received a bridging payment, including those with common land on their claim.

In addition the Rural Payments Agency will be making additional payments due as a result of the Minchinhampton and Rodborough Judicial Review.

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