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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenant farmers in England are awaiting their (1) Environmental Stewardship (ES) payments, (2) Countryside Stewardship (CS) payments, for 2018; and whether all ES and CS payments for 2017 have been made. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL16082 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency has paid all CS 2017 eligible claims bar those held for legal reasons such as probate. On CS 2018, 95% of eligible claimants received an advance payment by early April; 30% of eligible claims have received their final payment and we expect to pay 95% of eligible claims by August 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On ES, around 92% of 2017 eligible claims have now received a payment and we are on track to complete 95% by the end of July 2019. Just over 52% of 2018 eligible claimants have received their advance payment and just under 21% have received their final payment.</p><p> </p><p>Regrettably, we cannot confirm how many of these are tenant farmers as we do not record the agreement holders’ occupant status.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:34:39.253Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
1130259
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the timescale of their plan for UK farming subsidies after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16120 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-14more like thismore than 2019-06-14
star this property answer text <p>The Health and Harmony Consultation closed on 8 May 2018. Over forty thousand responses were received from a wide range of people including farmers, environmental and food/farming related organisations and the general public. All responses have been analysed and are being used to inform our policies on future farm support.</p><p> </p><p>The Government published its policy response on 14 September setting out a future for food, farming and the environment in a green Brexit, together with reports on its analysis of the impacts of removing direct payments and economic rationales for future government intervention.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s assessment was to adopt a gradual transition from the current approach to the new, avoiding a cliff-edge for farm businesses - noting the negative experiences in New Zealand when rapid changes were adopted. Our proposals therefore outline a 7 year transition period.</p><p> </p><p>We are applying reductions to Direct Payments in a fair way, with higher reductions initially applied to amounts in higher payment bands. All farmers will see some reductions from the start of the transition. We plan to begin making these reductions in 2021, with the final year for Direct Payments being 2027. We believe that this approach balances the views of those who feel recipients of the highest payments should initially face higher reductions, with the strong calls for the reductions to be shared amongst all farmers from the start of the transition and in a way that prepares the industry for change. The transition period also needs to be long enough to give farmers sufficient time to adapt and prepare for the new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme, which starts in 2024.</p><p> </p><p>The ELM National Pilot, starting in late 2021, will assess the end to end operability and deliverability before the scheme is rolled out in 2024. This will allow us to identify and refine any issues or barriers that occur in practice. We are working closely with a range of agricultural and environmental stakeholders to collaboratively design the new scheme, and to test and trial new approaches and investigate innovative mechanisms for the delivery of environmental outcomes.</p><p> </p><p>Defra recognises the challenges around the uncertainty and outcome of the timing of leaving the EU. It is planning for every contingency to ensure a smooth departure from the EU, including detailed ’no deal’ plans.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-14T11:32:45.53Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-29more like thismore than 2019-04-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether payments made under the Basic Payment Scheme of the Common Agricultural Policy in respect of harvest 2019 will be set in sterling or in euros. more like this
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Lord Marlesford more like this
star this property uin HL15403 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-10more like thismore than 2019-05-10
star this property answer text <p>This year’s Basic Payment Scheme (BPS 2019) payments for England will continue to be calculated in euros and then converted into sterling unless a farmer has opted to receive a euro payment.</p><p> </p><p>The euro exchange rate used to make payments in sterling will be the average of the European Central Bank rates set over the month of September 2019. This exchange rate will be published on GOV.UK when it is announced.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-05-10T12:30:04.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-10T12:30:04.76Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-20more like thismore than 2019-03-20
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 14 March (HL14136 and HL14137), what is the number of individual farmers who are awaiting (1) Countryside, (2) Entry Level, and (3) Higher Level, stewardship payments from (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL14695 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>A farm business may hold more than one agreement and make multiple claims. As of 17 March 2019:</p><p>1) All eligible Countryside Stewardship 2016 and 2017 claims have received a payment apart from exceptional cases such as those that cannot be paid for legal reasons such as probate.</p><p>There are just over 6,100 2018 claims still due an advance payment. Any claim that has not been paid a 2018 advance payment by the end of March will be issued a bridging payment in early April.</p><p>RPA are on track to complete 95% of 2018 final payments on claims by the end of July.</p><p>2) The information held on Environmental Stewardship claims does not currently separate between Entry and Higher Level agreements.</p><p>All eligible 2016 claims have received a system advance and/or final, or a bridging payment. All eligible 2017 claims received an advance or bridging payment.</p><p>RPA is on track to complete 95% of 2017 final payments by end of July. There are just over 9,500 2018 claims due their advance payment.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T10:48:42.84Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether farm support will continue in its current form until 2022. more like this
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
star this property uin HL12895 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-30more like thismore than 2019-01-30
star this property answer text <p>In September last year Defra published, alongside the Agriculture Bill, detail about, and a proposed timeline for, the move away from current Common Agricultural Policy schemes. Our farming reforms will be underpinned by the principle of public money for the provision of public goods. The Bill will provide the legal powers to move away smoothly from the CAP as well as assisting farmers in their central task of producing food for the nation.</p><p>The government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. This includes all funding provided for farm support under both Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 of the current CAP. This commitment applies to the whole UK and provides more certainty than anywhere else in Europe.</p><p>We will pay the current Direct Payments for the 2019 scheme year on the same basis as now. The EU rules for the Basic Payment Scheme, greening and young farmer payment will apply throughout the whole of 2019. We also plan to allocate the money paid in Direct Payments for 2020 in much the same way that we do now. We will, however, look to make simplifications to make it easier to apply for and administer Direct Payments to increase value for money.</p><p>In 2021 we intend to start making reductions to Direct Payments, marking the beginning of the agricultural transition. This will be accompanied by pilots of our Environmental Land Management scheme and targeted investment in Research and Development and innovation. We aim to phase out Direct Payments completely by the end of the transition, with the last payments being made for the 2027 scheme year.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2019-01-30T14:03:39.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-30T14:03:39.85Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-10more like thismore than 2018-09-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to ensure sufficient levels of food security following any change in payments to UK farmers after Brexit. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL10221 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands the importance of providing stability to farmers as we leave the European Union. Our Agriculture Bill will support farmers over a seven year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy to a new system underpinned by the principle of public money for public goods. Farmers produce world-class food and we are seeking new powers in legislation to help farmers get a fairer return from the supply chain. We pledge to continue the same cash total in funds for farm support for the duration of this Parliament.</p><p> </p><p>Our aim is to boost UK productivity by developing targeted transitional policies to reflect our farmers’ needs. It is, however, important for the UK to take a more balanced approach to productivity targets and incorporate other issues, such as; provenance, animal welfare, and environmental costs alongside nutritional provision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government views food security in its broadest sense - taking into consideration the global context, the UK supply chain as a whole and the consumer perspective. Self-sufficiency is not in itself an indicator of food security. Increased self-sufficiency in indigenous products would not necessarily insulate us from shocks to the system; for example, weather and disease can affect the harvests and yields.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK’s current production to supply ratio is 60% for all food and 75% for indigenous type foods. This has remained steady over the last decade and is not low in the context of the past 150 years. In the 1930s, for example, the overall rate was between 30% and 40%, while in the late 1950s this had risen to just over 50%. The UK has historically been a net importer of food and sources produce from a diverse range of stable countries and this will continue once we leave the EU.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:35:53.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:35:53.463Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the financial support to the agricultural sector following Brexit. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL10006 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-18more like thismore than 2018-09-18
star this property answer text <p>This Government has pledged to continue to commit the same cash total in funds for farm support until the end of this parliament, expected in 2022. We have also confirmed we will pay the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme on the same basis as we do now. All Pillar 2 projects signed by 31 December 2020 will be funded for their lifetime. Any changes made to agricultural funding would reflect the Government’s aim of securing a better future for UK agriculture and for the environment.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-09-18T11:37:49.743Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-18T11:37:49.743Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-21more like thismore than 2018-06-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to consult farming unions regarding farmers' continuing entitlement to grants, subsidies and successor grants following Brexit. more like this
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Lord Jones more like this
star this property uin HL8862 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Defra’s consultation document ‘Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit’ invited views on proposals for future agriculture policy in England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The consultation, which closed on 8 May, sought the views of those in the industry – including the farming unions – on our proposals to make sure future policies reflect the reality of life for farmers and food producers. Over 40,000 responses were received from a wide range of stakeholders including farmers, environmental, and food and farming related organisations and the general public. All responses are being analysed and will be used to inform future policy.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T14:02:30.73Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T14:02:30.73Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-24more like thismore than 2018-05-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 May (HL Deb, col 973), whether the three devolved administrations have agreed how the UK’s £3 billion of agricultural support will be divided up; and if not, what plans they have to reach an agreement. more like this
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The Duke of Montrose more like this
star this property uin HL8226 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-08more like thismore than 2018-06-08
star this property answer text <p>We have made a commitment that the amount we allocate to farming support - in cash terms - will be protected until the end of this Parliament. Allocations from the current Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) budget were set by the government in 2014.</p><p> </p><p>No decisions have yet been taken on allocations once we have left the EU.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-06-08T10:57:48.61Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-08T10:57:48.61Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for The Duke of Montrose more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-05-11more like thismore than 2018-05-11
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of the new Rural Payments Scheme online-only registration form; and whether they plan to extend the time limit set for registration as a result of delays arising from the new system. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
star this property uin HL7803 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-22more like thismore than 2018-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The application window for the Basic Payment Scheme 2018 opened on 13 March and over 71,000 applications were submitted online by the 15 May initial regulatory deadline. In addition, a paper application was provided to those that chose not to use the online system. Applications can still be submitted up until 10 June, the final regulatory deadline, but penalties will apply.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is not aware of any delays to the service and as such there are no plans to extend the deadlines.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2018-05-22T11:18:28.677Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-22T11:18:28.677Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this