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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to date of the Government's CAP IT system. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195104 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 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Delivery Programme was a combined effort between the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rural Payments Agency, Government Digital Service and other bodies to develop new systems and processes to support the implementation of the CAP in England. It was established in 2012 to address failings in how it was previously delivered and to adapt to the increased complexity of the new CAP.</p><p> </p><p>More information on the programme costs and benefits can be found at: <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/early-review-of-cap-delivery-programme-15-16/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/early-review-of-cap-delivery-programme-15-16/</a></p><p> </p><p>The Programme for England was formally closed in March 2017 at a cost of £216 million. Since programme closure it has cost circa £3m per year to make year on year improvements to the system such as making it available online and on-going maintenance and support.</p><p> </p><p>Costs incurred in other regions is a Devolved issue.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T13:40:59.41Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to lift the minimum five hectare qualification for receiving farm subsidy payments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol East more like this
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Kerry McCarthy more like this
star this property uin 206819 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 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to remove the five hectare minimum qualification for receiving Direct Payments under the Basic Payment Scheme in England.</p><p> </p><p>We will pay Direct Payments for the 2019 scheme year on the same basis as for 2018. 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. We will do this as soon as we can, and in line with the terms of the implementation period.</p><p> </p><p>The future agriculture policy outlined in the Agriculture Bill does not envisage area based direct payments in the longer term.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T17:31:40.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T17:31:40.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kerry McCarthy 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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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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 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 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the proposed new Environmental Land Management Schemes after 2022. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
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Heidi Allen more like this
star this property uin 210558 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State and I have regular meetings with the Chancellor on a wide range of issues. Funding of all government business after 2022 will be determined as part of the next Spending Review.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:42:47.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:42:47.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Heidi Allen more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of public advice in the effective delivery of the proposed new Environmental Land Management Schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Cambridgeshire more like this
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Heidi Allen more like this
star this property uin 210559 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 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We will be introducing a new Environmental Land Management (ELM) system that will pay land managers for delivering environmental public goods.</p><p> </p><p>The government will work with farmers and land managers who wish to improve the environment by entering into multi-annual ELM contracts in which land managers commit to take certain actions to deliver environmental goods and benefits in return for funding.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that those managing the land are best placed to decide how to deliver the environmental benefits they have signed up to provide. We propose that land managers should have access to the information and advice they need to enable them to develop holistic management plans for their land.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence from previous agri-environment schemes suggests that the effectiveness of measures and the quality of environmental benefits can depend on the quality and extent of advice from trusted advisers. We propose that an approved specialist adviser should be readily available to help the land manager to deliver desirable environmental outcomes. We want land managers to establish trusted relationships with their adviser. We are therefore exploring the role that third party advisers could play. For example, an adviser could be an agronomist who a farmer has worked with in the past and trusts, or an adviser from a local organisation who can advise on local conditions. We expect that these advisers would need to be approved to demonstrate their level of capability and to ensure sufficient protection for the spending of public money. The appetite for existing advisers training to deliver advice within ELM, and the market for delivering this training, is being tested through a combination of policy development, Testing and Trials and social science involvement, with an intelligence assessment in development.</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T12:29:36.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T12:29:36.837Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Heidi Allen more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
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 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) number and (b) regional breakdown of farms and other organisations that have applied to take part in the pilots for the introduction of Environmental Land Management Schemes contracts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 212307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>We received 113 proposals and ideas for tests and trials up to the 30 September 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking 50 forward in phase one. Those selected for the first phase of testing will help us to test critical elements and building blocks of the new system.</p><p> </p><p>The 50 proposals we are taking forward are based around four broad themes:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Testing how the land management plan will work with different groups, sectors and geographies. We will explore what information, tools and support land managers will need to develop the plan and who would be involved.</p></li><li><p>Area based approaches looking at the way in which local priorities can be determined at different spatial scales.</p></li><li><p>How we value and pay for natural capital so the new schemes reward farmers and land managers for the true value of delivering the environmental benefits.</p></li><li><p>The role of new or innovative delivery mechanisms such as payment by results and reverse auctions.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Thirty-five of the proposals we are taking forward in phase one have a specific regional focus or bounded geographic interest:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The North</li><li>The Midlands</li><li>Anglia</li><li>The South and South East</li><li>The South West</li></ul><p> </p><p>The number of farmers and land managers to be involved in each Test and Trial are extremely variable and not known at this stage. We are working with proposers to develop their proposals into tests or trials.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Below is a breakdown of the 35 organisations by region:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>The North</strong></p><p> </p><p>Cumbrian Catchments Pioneer (Environment Agency)</p><p>Northumberland National Park</p><p>North Yorkshire Moors National Park</p><p>Federation of Cumbrian Commoners</p><p>23 Burns Collective (Farmer led collaboration)</p><p>Cheshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Northern Forests (Woodland Trusts)</p><p> </p><p><strong>The Midlands</strong></p><p> </p><p>Peak District National Park</p><p>Forest of Bowland National Park</p><p>Staffordshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Cheshire Wildlife Trust</p><p>Payment by Results Trials</p><p>Wildlife Trust/ Farmers Management Plan Collective (Worcestershire and Gloucestershire)</p><p> </p><p><strong>Anglia</strong></p><p> </p><p>Payments by Results Trials</p><p>Essex Water</p><p> </p><p><strong>The South and South East</strong></p><p> </p><p>South Downs National Park</p><p>Kent Downs AONB</p><p>Cucksmere and Pevensey Levels</p><p>Kent and Sussex Wildlife Trust</p><p>Wildlife Trust/ Farmers Management Plan Collective (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Isle of White)</p><p>En-Trade (Wessex Water)</p><p> </p><p><strong>The South West</strong></p><p> </p><p>North Devon Landscapes (Natural England)</p><p>Exmoor National Park</p><p>Dartmoor National Park</p><p>Cotswolds AONB</p><p>Quantocks AONB</p><p>Blackdowns AONB</p><p>Cranbourne Chase AONB</p><p>Cornwall AONB</p><p>Cornwall Local Enterprise Partnership</p><p>Gloucestershire Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group</p><p>South Devon RSPB</p><p>Clinton Devon Estate</p><p>Somerset Levels (Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group)</p><p>Cornish Wildlife Trusts</p>
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T13:20:50.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T13:20:50.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
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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 question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including the use of skylark plots in his Department's future environmental land management scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 213456 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-04more like thismore than 2019-02-04
star this property answer text <p>A new Environmental Land Management (ELM) system will give farmers and land managers incentives to deliver a wide variety of environmental benefits. This will include creating or maintaining habitats for birds such as the skylark, which has faced rapid population decline in the past few decades. I recognise the potential benefits skylark plots have had under current schemes; I am confident in any new ELM system we will be able to build on these benefits and reverse their decline.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-04T17:15:30.44Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-04T17:15:30.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received representations raising concerns on the matter of hon. Members receiving agricultural payments whilst participating in parliamentary proceedings under the Agriculture Bill. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 217013 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
star this property answer text <p>We value the views of all honourable Members as the Agriculture Bill is scrutinised in Parliament. It is the Parliamentary Registrar of Members' Interests’ responsibility to regulate outside interests and ensure they are transparent.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-08T11:15:22.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-08T11:15:22.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
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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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which stakeholders his Department is consulting on designing the Environmental Land Management schemes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ludlow more like this
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Mr Philip Dunne more like this
star this property uin 221644 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>Since the publication of the 25 Year Environment Plan last year, the Government has embarked on a consulting exercise during which we have had over a dozen regional consultation days with a variety of stakeholders. We also had tens of thousands of online submissions. Since the consultation closed we have been in regular contact with stakeholders and will continue to engage with them in the run up to Environmental Land Management schemes being rolled out over the next few years.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T15:04:22.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T15:04:22.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
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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 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the the Rural Payments Agency will not deal directly with hon. Members' offices over delayed payments to farmers and land owners. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 221976 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) established a dedicated MP Helpline in December 2016. The Helpline deals directly with hon. Members’ offices on all aspects of RPA activity. Members’ correspondence to the agency is reviewed at a senior level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Farmers and landowners can also deal directly with the RPA through their main customer service helpline (03000 200 301). Call handlers can often resolve common queries and will offer a call-back from the team handling the claim if they are unable to resolve more complex queries at the first point of contact.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>RPA continue to implement improvements to assist those farmers who cannot be paid straight away.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Camborne and Redruth more like this
star this property answering member printed George Eustice more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T12:07:24.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T12:07:24.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Eustice more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this