Common Agricultural Policy:Written question - HL3254

Asked by Lord Grocott
Asked on: 03 November 2015
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Common Agricultural Policy
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 27 October (HL2665), how much of the 2015 Common Agricultural Policy budget has been, or will be, spent in support of United Kingdom agriculture.
Answered on: 16 November 2015

In 2015, the UK has been allocated around 7% of the total CAP budget, equivalent to a total of €4 billion.

In pounds sterling, based on the average European central Bank exchange rate for September used for calculating direct payments, this equates to a total of £2.9 billion. Of this amount, £2.3 billion is allocated to Pillar 1 direct payments and £620 million to Pillar 2 rural development.

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