Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (581)

Tom Fleming


581. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will expedite a REP scheme payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5558/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named commenced REPS 4 in July 2009 and received payments for the first four years of their contract. REPS 4 is a measure under the 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 Land Parcel Identification Scheme (LPIS) Review an area discrepancy was identified which has resulted in the necessity for further clarification. This issue is currently being investigated with the intention of an early resolution and payment in respect of Year 5.