Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (419)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

419. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of banking charges paid by his Department since 2011; the breakdown of these charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24581/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The details of banking charges paid, as requested by the Deputy, are set out in the following table:

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2011

2012

2013

2014 ( To 31/5/14)

Charges

Electronic Fund Transfers

20,487

13,665

12,520

21,556

Maintenance & Transactions

6,229

4,392

5,117

4,312

Total

26,716

18,057

17,637

25,868

The electronic funds transfer fees mainly relate to the payments issued to some 125,000 farmers annually under the Single Payment Scheme, Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and other schemes.