Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Questions (427, 428, 429)

John O'Mahony

Question:

462 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when will a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their payment under the farm improvement scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6034/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The person concerned is an applicant under the Farm Improvement Scheme. Payment of grant-aid will issue shortly from my Department.

Bobby Aylward

Question:

463 Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason for the delay of REP scheme four to a person (details supplied) in County Louth. [6050/09]

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REPS 4 is a measure under the current Rural Development Programme 2007-13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before the first payments issue. The first payments for 2008 REPS 4 applications issued in the last week of January to those whose applications required no correction following the administrative checks. Further payments continue to be made as applications are cleared.

Queries have arisen during the administrative checks on the plan of the person named and it is currently under further examination.

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

464 Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment will be made available to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6088/09]

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REPS 4 is a measure under the current Rural Development Programme 2007-13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before the first payments issue. The first payments for 2008 REPS 4 applications issued in the last week of January to those whose applications required no correction following the administrative checks. Further payments continue to be made as applications are cleared.

Queries have arisen during the administrative checks on the plan of the person named and it is currently under further examination.