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|Net farm income by farm type, Cumbria 2002-03 to 2004-05|
|(1) Too few observations in the sample to give reliable estimates Welsh data is a matter for the devolved administration|
Farm Business Survey (FBS)
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of farms had not had their single farm payments validated on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Ian Pearson [holding answer 27 June 2006]: As of 20 July 2006, 22,385 applications, representing 19.2 per cent. of the estimated total claimant population for the Single Payment Scheme 2005 had not been fully validated. Of that number some 14,640 claimants had received a partial payment.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what additional costs have been incurred due to the delays in making the single farm payment; whether the additional funds will be met from the Departments budget; and if he will make a statement. 
Barry Gardiner: Additional costs, in the form of reduced EU funding, may arise in relation to payments under the 2005 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) which are made after the end of the regulatory payment window on 30 June 2006.
However, it is too early to say whether such costs will arise in practice as that depends on the outcome of on-going discussions with the European Commission and the amount and timing of outstanding SPS payments across the UK.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 163W, on single farm payments, how much additional funding has been made available; which key rural organisations have received the funding; for what specific purposes it will be used; how much extra money has been made available to organisations which primarily support Cumbrian farmers; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson [holding answer 19 June 2006]: The additional funding amounted to £115,000, which has been made available to the Rural Stress Information Network, Farm Crisis Network, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, ARC-Addington and The Samaritans in order to boost their capacity, e.g. in terms of staff and IT, to help farmers facing cash-flow problems. The Department does not hold figures on the regional breakdown of this expenditure
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many claims under the Single Payment Scheme were submitted by 15 June; what the value is; and what proportion this represents of claims for entitlements made in 2005. 
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed in (a) dairy farming, (b) beef farming, (c) sheep farming, (d) arable farming, (e) mixed farming and (f) other forms of farming in Cornwall in (i) 1980, (ii) 1990, (iii) 2000 and (iv) 2005. 
The number of full and part time employees (including salaried managers and casual
workers) on holdings by farm type (based on predominant activity) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are as follows:
| Notes: 1. Data for 1980 are not available 2. 1990 data are for main holdings only, 2000 onwards contains main and minor holdings. A minor holding needs to conform to all of the following: (a) the total area is less than 6 hectares (b) there is no regular whole-time farmer or worker (c) the estimated annual labour requirement is less than 100 days (of 8 hours productive work by an adult worker under average conditions) (d) the glasshouse area is less than 100 square metres (e) the occupier does not farm another building. 3. Changes in farm type classifications mean figures for the cattle and sheep and grazing livestock categories are not directly comparable across the years. Source: June Agricultural Survey|
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to review flood defences in Robertsbridge, East Sussex; and if he will make a statement. 
Flood defences in Robertsbridge will be reviewed within the River Rother and Romney Marsh Catchment Flood Management Plan (CFMP). This
plan will set policy and inform future flood risk management investment in the Robertsbridge area for the next 100 years. The CFMP is currently being produced and will be completed by September 2007.
Chris Huhne: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the change in the number of homes at risk from flooding as a result of (a) new homes built in 2006 and (b) building developments already identified and underway; and if he will make a statement. 
Ian Pearson: The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) leads on development planning policy. DCLG has publicly consulted on strengthening this policy in a new Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 25 which will help manage future flood risks in a sustainable way. DCLG is aiming to publish revised guidance and related changes to the planning system in autumn 2006. The Environment Agency is funded by DEFRA to advise planning authorities on development proposals to ensure flood risk is properly taken into account.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the Answers of 6 July 2005, Official Report, columns 418-25W and 16 June 2005, Official Report, column 552W, on fly-tipping, if he will provide the information for the most recent year for which figures are available; 
(2) pursuant to the Answer of 31 October 2005, Official Report, columns 680-5W, on fly-tipping, if he will provide the most recent information he has in the same format; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Data from Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database, for 2005-06 are currently being analysed and will be published on 31 July 2006. A copy will be placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fly-tipping incidents there were in (a) South East Cambridgeshire and (b) Cambridgeshire in each year since 2000, broken down by the nature of that waste. 
Mr. Bradshaw: DEFRA has worked with the Environment Agency to establish Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database, which has been operational since April 2004. No national data were previously available on illegal waste disposal or fly-tipping.
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