Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

John Ellis


191 Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if his Department will award area based payments for 2001 and 2002 to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim. [2985/03]

There is no record of an area aid application having been received from the person named for either the 2001 or the 2002 scheme. Consequently, no payment under the 2001 or 2002 area-based compensatory allowance scheme can be made to him.

The person named was not an applicant under the 2001 or 2002 ewe premium scheme. No ani mals were found to be eligible to the person named under the slaughter premium scheme for 2001 and 2002. The person named applied for premium for three animals under the 2001 suckler cow premium scheme. He has been paid his full entitlement under this scheme. An advance payment issued on 24 October 2001 and a balance payment issued on 31 January 2002. There is no record of an application being lodged by the herdowner in respect of the 2002 suckler cow premium scheme.
Again on the basis that there is no record of the person named submitting an area aid application in 2001 or 2002, he cannot be considered for payment of extensification premium in either of these years.