Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Noel Treacy

Question:

206 Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the reason a herd number has not been allocated and a REP scheme payment made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; when this will be completed; the amount of grant to be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8558/96]

A herd number was issued to the person in question on 26 April 1996.

My Department has no record of an application from this person under the REP scheme.

Noel Treacy

Question:

207 Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the reason a REP scheme payment has not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; when payment will be made; the amount to be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8559/96]

An application for the person concerned is being processed by my Department at present. Payment of the sum of £2,881.48 has been approved. Under revised control and monitoring procedures recently announced by my Department 50 per cent of the payment, £1,440.74 will issue in the next few weeks with the remaining 50 per cent issuing six months later.

Noel Treacy

Question:

208 Mr. N. Treacy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the reason a REP scheme grant has not been paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of this situation; if he will have arrangements made to have the payment made immediately; when payment will be made; the total amount to be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8560/96]

An application from the person concerned has been processed by my Department and payment will issue within the week.

Michael Finucane

Question:

209 Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a REP scheme payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [8563/96]

The person concerned applied for his second year payment under the REP scheme. However, under revised monitoring and control procedures implemented by my Department recently, compliance checks are required to ensure that farmers have completed the specific works outlined during the first year of the plan before second year payments can be made.

This will lead to some delays but I am seeking to ensure that these are minimised.

Michael Finucane

Question:

210 Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the status of an application for a farm retirement grant by a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [8564/96]

The documentation received with this application on 11 March 1996 was incomplete and the matter was referred back to the applicant.

On receipt of the required documentation the application will be processed.