Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (124)

Pat Breen

Question:

124. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 655 of 30 April 2014, when an agri-environment options scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23723/14]

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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 1 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 7 May 2014. Payment of the 25% balancing payments to AEOS 3 participants will issue in due course.