Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (608)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

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.