£1,200,000,000 each year
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Thu Jun 21 02:28:36 BST 2012
Press Release :
Tel 01305 265510
james36armstrong at hotmail.com
NFU farmer members receive an
estimated £1,200,000,000 as CAP payments each year.
CAP payments by Defra in total were £3.4bn
costing a further £0.5billion to disburse, 2009
: Defra web site.
Number of farmers in UK 163,800 in 1993 Source: Defra
Number of NFU farmer members 53 thousand in
1993 Source NFU Press officer statement 1993
Number of CAP cheques disbursed each year , !75,000 Source Defra web site
This figure and the scale of the payments has
never been revealed or discussed on the daily
Farming Today programmes on BBC radio 4,
Compare the almost weekly appearances of NFU
spokespersons on that publicly funded programme
including frequent appearances of the NFU
president Mr Peter Kendall and of the chief NFU economist.
Consider the frequent press and media coverage of
cuts to public services and the secrecy
surrounding the CAP payments and the tacit
exemption of CAP payments from cuts or publicity .
The £1,2billion figure is likely to be a low
estimate as larger farming enterprises are more
heavily represented in the NFU membership.
See Corporate Watch web site
NFU are invited to provide their own informed estimate.
BBC complaints have been invited to ask Farmign
Today to repair this information deficit
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