Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Lord Taylor of Goss Moor Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of agricultural support payments per capita in real terms in (1) Cornwall, (2) Devon, and (3) England, in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Rural Payments Agency makes agricultural support payments to eligible farmers in England. The following figures represent the total direct aid paid to Cornwall, Devon and England for 2015 and 2016 under the Basic Payment Scheme; and for each year between 2010 and 2014 under its predecessor, the Single Payment Scheme. The average payment value represents that paid to eligible claimants for each year. Data is relevant to the claimant population

SPS scheme 2010 - 2014

Year

England

Devon

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

SPS GBP

Number

SPS GBP

Number

SPS GBP

Number

2010

1,781,954,062

104,285

£ 98,514,541

9,353

£ 52,546,385

4,775

2011

1,787,132,090

104,007

£ 98,169,419

9,357

£ 52,727,507

4,759

2012

1,649,543,922

103,899

£ 90,430,011

9,350

£ 48,462,249

4,738

2013

1,673,641,321

103,109

£ 91,655,239

9,309

£ 49,139,301

4,706

2014

1,538,089,242

101,584

£ 83,316,822

9,117

£ 44,847,068

4,657

BPS scheme 2015 - 2016

Year

England

Devon

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

BPS GBP

Volume Paid

BPS GBP

Volume Paid

BPS GBP

Volume Paid

2015

1,407,810,704

86,931

77,634,876

7,710

£ 40,476,454

3,881

2016

1,650,041,395

85,316

90,852,407

7,582

£ 47,830,601

3,796

Average per claim (both schemes)

Year

Scheme

England

Devon

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Average Per Claim

Average Per Claim

Average Per Claim

2010

SPS

£17,087

£10,533

£11,004

2011

SPS

£17,183

£10,492

£11,080

2012

SPS

£15,876

£9,672

£10,228

2013

SPS

£16,232

£9,846

£10,442

2014

SPS

£15,141

£9,139

£9,630

2015

BPS

£16,195

£10,069

£10,429

2016

BPS

£19,340

£11,983

£12,600

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