Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (124)

Pat Breen


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.