Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (132)

Pat Breen

Question:

132. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application for agri-environment option scheme 3 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23786/14]

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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 the 1st May 2013.

During the checking process in respect of the 2013 Scheme year, a query arose in respect of land parcels declared which required digitisation. A request to digitise the parcels concerned was received by my Department, however the information submitted was insufficient. My Department is contacting the person named requesting additional information required to complete the digitisation process.

Once the digitisation process is completed, the application will be processed with a view to making payment in respect of 2013 at the earliest opportunity.