HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c981W
Mr. Reed

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of the single farm payment scheme on farmers in(a) Loughborough and (b) Leicestershire. [174050]

Alun Michael

Farmers in Loughborough and Leicestershire, like all others, will benefit from decoupling of subsidies from production.

Defra will publish shortly an analysis of the economic impact on the English farming industry of the decoupling of CAP direct payment and the way in which the scheme will be operated in England.