Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (580)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

580. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an AEOS 3 payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5556/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved for participation in the Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS 3) with effect from 1 May 2013. 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. These checks are well under way and I anticipate that payments for the AEOS 3 in respect of 2013 will commence in March 2014.