Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (520)

Joe Carey

Question:

520. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Clare may expect payment of AEOS2 moneys; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21088/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The persons named were approved for participation in the 2011 Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1 September 2011 and full entitlements have issued in respect of the 2011 Scheme year.

During a 2012 inspection, the persons named were found to be non-compliant in respect of the Species Rich Grassland and Broadleaf Tree Planting actions. A letter issued to the persons named notifying them of the inspection findings and setting out the appeal option. As no appeal was received my Department processed the file on the basis of the inspection findings. I expect payment in respect of 2012, less penalties due, to issue shortly. Once payment for the 2012 Scheme year issues, payment for the 2013 Scheme year will be processed.