Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Questions (348)

Noel Grealish

Question:

348. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reasons payments under the disadvantaged areas scheme are slow to process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43356/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Payments under the 2013 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme began, on schedule, on 25 September and, to date, payments worth €143.3 million, have issued to 67,538 applicants.

I can confirm that payment runs are continuing on a twice-weekly basis, with individual cases being paid after they are confirmed as having satisfied the Scheme requirements.