Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (592)

Finian McGrath

Question:

592. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if all the land that has no entitlements currently were to be taken into account, what would be the average single farm payment per ha; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10146/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The 2010 SPS database, which my Department has used to model various CAP reform proposals, shows an average payment per hectare of €272. If all land declared for which farmers did not hold Single Payment Scheme entitlements were included, the average payment per hectare would be reduced to €265.