Agriculture: Subsidies

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Alistair Carmichael Alistair Carmichael Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of appeals to the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel against decisions of the Rural Payments Agency were upheld in the last calendar year.

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

During the 2017 calendar year, the Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel and then the Minister of State reviewed 29 cases appealing against decisions made by the Rural Payments Agency. Of these, ten were upheld in the customer’s favour and a further four were partially upheld.

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