HC Deb 21 December 1999 vol 341 cc570-1W
Mr. Curry

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list the CAP support regimes which will be subject to the modulation levy under the rural development regulation, together with the cash yield of a 1 per cent. levy for each regime, in respect of(a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland. [102465]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 15 December 1999]: The Government announced their intention on 7 December to introduce modulation of farm payments as from 2001 and to use the funds released, with Government match funding, towards the seven-year Rural Development programme. A list of the farm payments affected is given in the table.

Levels of modulation receipts will vary each year. Indicative receipts from 1 per cent. modulation for the years 2001 to 2006 in England would be:

£ million
2001 14
2002 15
2003 15
2004 15
2005 15
2006 16

These receipts would refer to the calendar year in which the modulation was applied. Due to operational considerations, some receipts from modulation in one calendar year would not be available for spending until the following financial year.

The National Assembly for Wales has recently announced its intention to apply modulation. The Scottish Executive and the Northern Ireland Assembly will be making announcements on funding the Rural Development Regulation shortly.

List of CAP scheme payments
Sector Legal base Notes
Beef and veal Articles 4, 5, 6 and 10, 11, 13, Regulation (EC) No 1254/1999 Special premium, deseasonalisation premium, suckler cow premium (including when paid for heifers and including the additional national suckler cow premium when co-financed), slaughter premium extensification payment, additional payments
Milk and dairy products Articles 16 and 17, Regulation (EC) No 1256/1999 Dairy premium and additional payments
Sheep and goats Article 5, Regulation (EC) No 2467/98 Ewe and she-goat premium and LFA supplements
Agri-money Articles 4 and 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2799/98: Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2800/98 Payments to producers (including those under the transitional Regulation)