Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (509)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

509. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a 2013 agri-environment option scheme payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20959/14]

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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 1st 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 have been successfully completed in respect of 2013 and 75% payment issued to the person named on 7th May 2014. The balancing 25% payment will follow.