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Written Question
Agriculture: Subsidies
Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Asked by: Rory Stewart (Independent - Penrith and The Border)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farms in Cumbria which received payments under the (a) Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance, (b) Sheep Annual Premium Scheme, (c) Hill Farm Allowance and (d) Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Scheme in each of the last 30 years; and what aggregate local payments were made under each scheme in each such year.

Answered by George Eustice

The Rural Payments Agency does not hold assured data for the time period and area requested. As the majority of these schemes ended some time ago, and a new finance system was introduced in the intervening period, extracting this historic information is not possible.

The Agency does not hold this level of historic payment information for Uplands Entry Level Stewardship.