Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (40)

John McGuinness

Question:

40. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received on a county basis for the single farm payment this year; the number disallowed; the number paid to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55978/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The details sought by the Deputy are set out in the table. However, with appeals ongoing and payments being made twice weekly, in order to maximise payments by year end, the picture continues to evolve. In a total of 74 cases, a 100% penalty was applied as the applications concerned were received after the closing date for receipt of late applications. The governing EU regulations require that a 1% cumulative penalty be applied for each working day a given application is received late, with a 100% penalty to be applied where a given application is received more than 25 days late. The 74 cases in question were not covered by Force Majeure/exceptional circumstance provisions.

County

Number of applicants

Numbers paid

Numbers disallowed

CARLOW

1,626

1,611

0

CAVAN

4,699

4,658

2

CLARE

6,018

5,974

1

CORK

12,790

12,621

11

DONEGAL

7,981

7,856

3

DUBLIN

622

614

0

GALWAY

11,809

11,606

15

KERRY

7,544

7,469

3

KILDARE

2,004

1,980

1

KILKENNY

3,401

3,363

0

LAOIS

2,904

2,875

2

LEITRIM

3,348

3,269

5

LIMERICK

5,052

5,006

4

LONGFORD

2,325

2,302

1

LOUTH

1,477

1,465

2

MAYO

11,292

10,968

2

MEATH

3,689

3,651

2

MONAGHAN

3,938

3,850

0

OFFALY

2,990

2,945

5

ROSCOMMON

5,611

5,523

3

SLIGO

3,873

3,782

3

TIPPERARY

6,854

6,791

5

WATERFORD

2,394

2,361

0

WESTMEATH

2,907

2,811

0

WEXFORD

3,974

3,953

1

WICKLOW

2,062

1,986

3

123,184

121,290

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