Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (623)

Éamon Ó Cuív


623. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when 2012 REP scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; the reason for the delay in issuing payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8527/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named commenced REPS 4 in March 2009 and received payment for the first three years of their contract.

REPS 4 is a measure under the current 2007-13 Rural Development Programme and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before any payments can issue. Following the administrative check an issue was discovered is relation to Supplementary Measure 10 which promotes biodiversity on grassland by encouraging mixed grazing. A letter issued to the person named on 17 December 2012 regarding this matter. A response to this query has not yet been received. Upon receipt of a satisfactory response to this query the REPS 4 application of the person named will be processed further.