Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (578)

Jim Daly


578. Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if applicants who are over the age of 40 years can still receive the single farm payment if they are not currently in receipt of this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9818/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the current Single Payment Scheme the National Reserve caters for new entrants to farming regardless of age, provided they meet certain educational and income criteria. Under the commission proposals for the CAP post 2013 similar arrangements will continue to apply.