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Rural Payments Agency

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 224777, tabled on 20 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers who have no digital history have been in contact with the Rural Payments Agency.

Answered on

26 February 2015

The Rural Payments Agency wrote to 12,679 businesses which had no digital history in October 2014. Of those, 3,918 businesses either replied to the letter or have since made contact. Of these, 1,875 businesses are now registered. Additionally 3,033 of those that did not reply to the original letter had registered for Rural Payments as at 22 February.