Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (532)

Tom Hayes

Question:

532. Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if final payment under rural environment protection scheme 4 has been paid to a person (details provided) County Tipperary; and, if not, when payment will issue. [12860/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named commenced REPS 4 in October 2007 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. Following the administrative check an area discrepancy was discovered between the Single Farm Payment Scheme application for 2012 and the REPS Agri-Environmental Plan which has resulted in the need for further clarification. This issue is currently being investigated with the intention of an early resolution and payment in respect of 2012.