Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (613)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Question:

613. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) in County Offaly will qualify under the single farm payment scheme for 11.72 hectares for lands worked for over seven years. [22902/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named established 4.42 entitlements under the Single Payment Scheme in 2005 with a unit value of €755.68 and a total value of €3340.11. As the person named farmed and received a direct payment in 2013 he has established an allocation right whereby he will be allocated entitlements under the new Basic Payment Scheme in 2015. The number of entitlements that will be allocated to the person named will be based on the number of eligible hectares he declares in 2013 and 2015, whichever is lower. In 2013 he declared 11.72 eligible hectares. If he declares the same number of eligible hectares in 2015, he will be allocated 11.72 entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme, if he declares less than 11.72 hectares in 2015, the number of entitlements allocated will be based on that lesser figure.