Letter: Farming fat cat doubles intake

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The Independent Online
Sir: Confusion seems to have crept into the conversation I had with your correspondent for your article "Farming fat cats reap a rich harvest" (29 November). I am quoted as saying that CWS received "around pounds 1m" in set-aside payments last year. For the record, the figure was over pounds 2m.

CWS Agriculture supports complete reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, replacing the linkage to production with the development of payments on land set aside for environmental reasons where appropriate. However, such payments would, in all probability, have to be acreage-linked.


General Manager

CWS Agriculture