Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (493)

Pat Breen

Question:

493. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payments will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5243/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The commonage land in question is currently being updated and this may have an impact on a number of farmers who declared this parcel on their Basic Payment applications. Once the required update has been completed, any outstanding payments due to the person named will issue.

In addition, the person named submitted an application to my Department under the 2015 National Reserve ‘Young Farmer’ category. The application was successful and the applicant was informed of the allocation from the 2015 National Reserve in a letter dated the 27th of July, 2016. Once the land area for 2015 has been updated, the allocation under the 2015 National Reserve will be reviewed to take account of any additional eligible land area and the person named will be notified in writing of the outcome.