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star this property date less than 2016-06-30more like thismore than 2016-06-30
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Agriculture: Subsidies remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the event of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, both Houses would have to approve the final outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the EU. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the new Prime Minister and their Cabinet. As the PM has said, we have now got to look at all the detailed arrangements, and Parliament will clearly have a role in making sure that we find the best way forward.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL917 more like this
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less than 2016-07-07T15:46:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-07T15:46:38.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bridges of Headley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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star 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>
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McIntosh of Pickering 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
unstar 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
star this property house id 2 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
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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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>
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Marlesford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-05more like thismore than 2015-02-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether farmers require a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants; and if so, what legislation applies and which organisation or body produces the reference. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4703 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-16more like thismore than 2015-02-16
star this property answer text <p>Farmers do not need to have a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the registration process on the new Rural Payment Service customers will need to complete a verification process to confirm their identity. This is to prevent any fraudulent activity. Although personal verification is a mandatory requirement for registration on the Rural Payment Service, a customer can choose whether they do this via the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) helpline or through GOV.UK VERIFY depending on their circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Customers can choose either to call the RPA helpline (on 0300 0200 301) and answer a series of security questions relating to previous claims, or use the new online GOV.UK VERIFY service, which will eventually replace Government Gateway. Customers can select a certified verification company from a list on GOV.UK VERIFY; there are currently two certified companies on the service, Experian and Digi-identity, and more companies will become available in the future. Both Experian and Digi-identity use an individual’s credit history to confirm their identity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-16T16:53:16.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the earliest date on which farmers in England will be able to submit their applications for the basic payment scheme for 2015. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
star this property answer text <p>For 2015 there will not be an application window in the traditional sense. Customers will start to build their Basic Payment Scheme application from the moment they register on the Rural Payment Service. As of 22 February, 49,642 businesses have registered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since January, customers have been able to register, check and confirm personal, business and land details, and give permission for others to act on their behalf. Customers also update and amend their land information such as adding features and land cover. Customers will be able to confirm entitlements and eligibility from March 2015, and can complete and submit their claims from April until 15 May 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-23T16:29:09.05Z
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2202
star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-10more like thismore than 2015-02-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy information technology system, farmers who are prevented from completing their applications for payments by 15 May will be subject to penalties for late submission. more like this
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Baroness Byford more like this
star this property uin HL4909 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-24more like thismore than 2015-02-24
star this property answer text <p>Under article 13 of EU regulation 809/2014, Member States must require claims to be made by no later than 15 May, and this is the deadline adopted in the UK. Late claims submitted within the next 25 days are subject to a penalty of 1% of the claim for each working day’s delay. Claims already submitted by 15 May can be adjusted after that in some circumstances. We expect that the Rural Payments system, and our provision of support to those who may face any difficulty in applying online, will ensure that all farmers have every opportunity to claim their direct payments by 15 May. There are <em>force majeure</em> provisions for those that fail to submit on time which can apply in limited circumstances.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Secretary of State is also seeking to make such penalties more proportionate in future.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord De Mauley more like this
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less than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-24T12:58:06.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord De Mauley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Byford more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Basic Payment Scheme was not rolled out online as originally announced: what was the additional cost to the taxpayer of returning to paper-based British Payment Scheme applications; what assessment they have made of the reasons for the failure of the online roll-out; and in the light of the date for final submissions of completed Basic Payment Scheme forms being extended from 15 May to 15 June, whether there will be any delay in making payments to farmers by the end of 2015. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL84 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>While the core of the new online Rural Payments system is working well, there have been performance problems around the interface between the customer portal and the back end of the system. That one area was not consistently stable and it was having a negative effect on the rest of the service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As a result, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) switched the approach to delivery of the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015 to one where farmers and their agents use existing forms to complete their claims by the extended deadline.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Over the longer term we will continue to work on a user-friendly web interface - but for this claim year the priority is making sure farm businesses get the help and support they need to get their claims in on time.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We are currently assessing the additional costs from the revised approach.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The RPA will be making full payments as early as possible in the payments window, which opens in December.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T16:40:42.563Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T16:40:42.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to challenge the imposition of a £642 million fine on the United Kingdom relating to the administration of Common Agricultural Policy farm payments; and whether in their negotiations for a return of powers to the United Kingdom they will include the removal of European Union powers to impose financial penalties on Member States. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL1436 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
star this property answer text <p>£642 million is the total cumulative value of disallowance penalties for the 2007-2013 Single Payment Scheme, a number of smaller 2007-13 CAP schemes, and pre-2007 predecessor schemes. Most of the disallowance related to early problems with the mapping system prior to 2010, but finally settled some years later, after the process of mediation had concluded.</p><p>Defra negotiates hard to reduce the level of disallowance initially proposed by the EU and is also working to reduce the risk of future disallowance by improving domestic systems and controls, and by arguing for a simplification of the current CAP. This includes pushing for a review of the EU’s system for controls - the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) - to bring about a more pragmatic and proportionate approach to inspections, checks and penalties.</p><p> </p><p><br></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T10:14:25.55Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T10:14:25.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-17more like thismore than 2015-09-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar 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 more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Rural Payments Agency will complete Basic Payment Scheme payments to eligible farmers before the end of 2015. more like this
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Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this
star this property uin HL2378 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-01more like thismore than 2015-10-01
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency are on track to start making payments for 2015 BPS Claims from December. The majority of these will be in December and the vast majority in January. The payment window runs from December to the end of June.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2015-10-01T15:00:02.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-01T15:00:02.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Willoughby de Broke more like this