Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (608)

Paul Connaughton


608. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when persons (details supplied) in County Galway will receive their REP scheme payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8184/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named has been a participant in REPS 4 since 1 August 2009 and has received payment for the first three years of the contract.

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. These checks have been completed in respect of 2012 and I expect payment to issue to the person named shortly.