Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Questions (119, 120, 121)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Question:

135 Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will review a single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. [10757/11]

View answer

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

The person named initially established 75.74 Single Payment entitlements with a total value of €19,383.96. Following a successful application under the Force Majeure/Exceptional Circumstances measure of the Single Payment Scheme the years 2000 and 2002 were excluded from the calculation of his entitlements and his Single Payment entitlements were based on the reference year 2001 only. This had the effect of increasing the value of his entitlements to €24,130.01.

The person named currently holds 75.74 entitlements with a total value of €24,130.01. There are no grounds for any further review of the entitlements held by the person named.

Tom Hayes

Question:

136 Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment of a REP scheme application will issue in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10768/11]

View answer

The person named commenced REPS 4 in June 2008 and received the year 1 payments in March and July 2009, and their year 2 payments on the 31st Dec 2009 and 23rd July 2010.

The first instalment of 75% of the year 3 payment was made on the 24th April 2011. The person named submitted an adjusted plan on the 2nd July 2010 reducing the area claimed to match areas on their Single Payment Application.

Payment of the final 25% cannot be made until outstanding checks on this adjusted plan are finalised and compliance with the scheme conditions has been fully established. Payment will issue at the earliest possible date once all checks have been completed.

Tom Hayes

Question:

137 Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment on a REP scheme application will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10769/11]

View answer

The person named commenced REPS 4 in April 2008 and has received full payment in respect of both year 1 and 2.

75% of the year 3 payment was made in 21st April 2011. Payment of the final 25% cannot be made until outstanding checks are finalised and compliance with the scheme conditions has been fully established. Payment will issue at the earliest possible date once all outstanding checks have been completed.