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Agriculture: Subsidies

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 1229, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to her evidence to the EFRA Committee on 11 March 2015, HC942, Q397, what recent reports she has received on whether the maps used on the system for making Basic Payment Scheme payments are up and running.

Answered on

11 June 2015

Ensuring successful delivery of the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) in 2015 is our priority and the core of the Rural Payments System is working well. We are looking carefully at how best to develop the system, including the mapping functionality, in order to support delivery of the BPS in future years.