HC Deb 22 June 1994 vol 245 c190W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many farmers in Wales were entitled to receive sheep premium grants; how many claims, and what percentage of the total number of entitled farmers, were settled by(a) 30 April, (b) 15 May and (c) 31 May.

Mr. Redwood

Some 17,410 eligible claims were received in 1993. The number and percentage of claims settled is as follows:

By 30 April By 15 May By 31 May
Advance Payment 15,877 16,064 16,113
Percentage 91.2 92.3 92.6
Final Payment Nil Nil 11,443
Percentage 65.6

As at 8 June 14,422-82.8 per cent.—of final payments had been sent to farmers.

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