Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (624)

Pat Breen

Question:

638 Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment of an agri-environment option scheme will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34925/12]

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

The person named has been informed in writing that he was approved for participation in the 2011 Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1st September 2011. Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check of all applications, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System, must be completed before any payment can issue. This process is under way with a view to commencing payments very shortly. In the event of any queries arising from these checks my Department will be in direct contact with the person named.