Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (646)

Jim Daly

Question:

658 Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an agri environment protection scheme payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34713/12]

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

The person named was approved for participation in the Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from the 1st September 2010 and full payment totalling €628.28 issued in respect of 2010.

Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System, must be completed before any payment can issue. During these checks an issue was identified in relation to claimed areas on the Traditional Hay Meadow action. My Department is currently investigating this issue and once satisfactorily resolved the application will be further processed. Payment will issue at the earliest opportunity once all validations have been successfully completed.