HC Deb 09 November 2000 vol 356 cc386-7W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if subsidy for growing flax and hemp is paid to farmers on the basis of the area harvested or the area planted. [135502]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 1 November 2000]: The amount of flax and hemp subsidy paid is based on the smallest total area declared by the grower on the following documents:

  • the IACS declaration (area planted)
  • the Cultivation Declaration (area emerged)
  • the Harvest Declaration (area harvested).

The areas declared may be subject to a reduction following field inspections by officials of the Agriculture departments.

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