Environmental Stewardship Scheme: St Austell and Newquay

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers in St Austell and Newquay constituency have not received their 2018 Countryside Stewardship Scheme payment from the Rural Payments Agency.

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

There are 26 Countryside Stewardship agreement holders in St Austell and Newquay constituency who are eligible for an annual 2018 payment. While payments for 2018 claims are underway, of the 26, 22 have not yet received their payment. The Rural Payments Agency took on administration of Countryside Stewardship in October 2018 and is continuing to simplify the administration of the scheme as far as possible under the current EU system.

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