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Agriculture: Subsidies

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 14325, tabled on 2 November 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the amount the EU will pay farmers in the UK in 2015.

Answered on

5 November 2015

In 2015, the UK has been allocated a total of €4 billion in CAP funds.

In pounds sterling, based on the average European Central Bank exchange rate for September used for calculating direct payments, this equates to a total of £2.9 billion. Of this amount, £2.3 billion is allocated to Pillar 1 direct payments and £620 million to Pillar 2 rural development.

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