§ Lord Willoughby de Broke
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Given the increase in grain prices, when they expect to increase payments to holders of countryside stewardship scheme agreements under the "income forgone" principle. [H1.968]
§ Lord Whitty
Payment rates are regularly reviewed to take account of changes in agreement holders' costs and any "income forgone". Payment rates for both countryside stewardship and the proposed higher level environmental stewardship scheme, which will replace it, will be reviewed in the light of the introduction in 2005 of the single farm payment as part of CAP reform.