Thursday, 5 July 2012

Questions (137)

Tom Fleming


137 Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the single farm payment scheme 2011 in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will expedite the payment. [32856/12]

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

An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 13 May 2011. During processing queries arose regarding the timing of the issuing of the herd number to the person named, who was a new applicant. These queries have now been resolved, with the 2011 Disadvantaged Areas payment due to be issued shortly.

In addition, the person named submitted a Single Payment Scheme application under Category B of the 2011 National Reserve, which caters for farmers who commenced farming after 15 May 2009. The application was successful and the person named was notified in writing on 29 May 2012 and payment issued on 28 June 2012.