Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (518)

Brendan Griffin


518. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an agri-environment options scheme 1 capital payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12604/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved for participation in the Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1 September 2010 and full payments totalling €570.85 and €3,555.42 issued in respect of 2010 and 2011 respectively.

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. Payments in respect of the 2012 scheme year are subject to a similar administrative checking process. These checks have been successfully completed and full payment totalling €3,553.87 has now issued to the person named.