Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (601)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

601. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a single farm payment for 2013 will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22558/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was written to by my Department in August 2013 as part of a review of land parcels declared for the purposes of benefiting from payment under the Single Payment Scheme and other area-based Direct Payment Schemes. The person named was notified about ineligible areas for the scheme years 2008 and 2012 which gave rise to overpayments in the scheme years 2009 and 2012 and of his right of appeal. My Department has no record of any appeal received from the person named.

The application of the person named for the 2013 Single Payment and Disadvantaged Areas Schemes has been fully processed. Payment for the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was to issue on 24 September 2013 but was fully recouped by the Department against the above mentioned overpayments. Payments for the Single Payment Scheme issued on 16 October 2013 and 2 December 2013. The advance payment had monies recouped by the Department as this was in respect of the above mentioned over-payments. The balancing payment was paid in full to the applicant.