Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (580)

Michael Creed

Question:

580. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in processing a rural environment protection scheme 4 grant in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9841/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named commenced REPS 4 in January 2008 and received payments for the first four 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. These checks are currently nearing completion in this case and I expect the outstanding 2012 payment to issue shortly.