Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (140)

John Perry

Question:

220 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the payments that have been issued on a herd number (details supplied); if he will outline the subsidies outstanding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6663/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The person named was paid his full entitlement under the 2003 area-based compensatory allowance scheme amounting to €747.48 on 23 September 2003. The person named lodged two applications in respect of a total of two animals under the 2003 special beef premium scheme and has been paid the 80% advance in respect of both animals. Balancing payments are scheduled to commence in late March and early April.

The person named has to date submitted one application on 9 February 2004 in respect of one animal under the 2004 special beef premium scheme. Under the relevant EU regulations, advance payments under the 2004 scheme cannot be made until on or after 16 October 2004.

The person named has submitted an application under the 2003 extensification premium scheme. Payments under this scheme are due to commence in June 2004. This application will be considered in due course.