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Future of the Rural Payments Agency examined

21 March 2017

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee questions Natural England and the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on their performance in making Countryside Stewardship scheme payments.


Tuesday 21 March 2017, Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 2.15 pm

  • Guy Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Natural England
  • Jo Broomfield, Common Agriculture Programme (CAP) Delivery Programme Director, Rural Payments Agency

At 3.00 pm

  • Paul Cauldwell, Interim Chief Executive, Rural Payments Agency
  • Mark Ashenden, External Relations Letter, Rural Payments Agency

Purpose of the session

This session focuses on the performance of the RPA in processing basic payment scheme payments in winter 2016, and will also look at the long-term role and future of the RPA.

Further information

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