Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (463)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

463. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment will issue under the 2013 disadvantaged areas scheme and the single farm payment to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in issuing this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14824/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the 2013 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, eligible applicants' holdings were required to have satisfied minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units for a retention period of seven consecutive months, in addition to maintaining an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year. As the holding of the person named did not satisfy these minimum requirements, no payment is due to the person named under the 2013 Scheme.

The 2013 Single Payment Scheme was issued by my Department directly to the nominated bank account of the person named on 13th December 2013.