Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Questions (767, 768)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

820 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48236/10]

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

Under the provisions of the governing EU Regulations, the closing date for receipt of applications for the 2010 Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was 17 May 2010. An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was submitted on-line using the iNET facility by the person named on 5 October 2010. As this application was received after the closing date the person named is not eligible for payment under the Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Areas Scheme in respect of 2010. An official from my Department has been in contact with the person named and has explained to him the rules relating to the submission of applications under the Single Payment Scheme.

Paul Connaughton

Question:

821 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48237/10]

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An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 29 April 2010.

This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Animal Identification Inspection.

The inspection process is complete and the application has been fully processed. Payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued on 3 December 2010 and payment under the Single Payment Scheme issued on 1 December 2010.