Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (109)

Michael Ring

Question:

108 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has had their REP scheme payment reduced. [6484/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

An amended plan was received in my Department on 11 February 2004. The amended plan declared a reduction of some 3.8 hectares in the commonage area of this holding.

The applicants payment will now be based on some 34.4 hectares at the enhanced measure A rate of payment of €242 per hectare with the balance up to the maximum of 40 hectares at the €151 per hectare rate. Previously the applicant had declared some 38.2 hectares as eligible for the enhanced measure A rate of payment.