Agriculture: Yorkshire and the Humber

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd February 2018.

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Photo of Thelma Walker Thelma Walker Labour, Colne Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Yorkshire farmers receive direct payments and rural development support from the EU.

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

There are 12,346 farm holding in the Yorkshire and Humberside Unitary Authority of which 9,971 submitted an application for Basic Payment Scheme and 6,434 submitted applications under the various Agri-Environment Schemes.

A range of businesses have been able to access grants and since the launch of the Rural Development Programme for England in 2014 a total of 348 projects in Yorkshire have received funding from 2,666 offered across England.

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