Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (966)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

966. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if GLAS payments will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12807/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved into GLAS 2 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2016 and has received all payments in respect of scheme years 2016 and 2017.

An issue arose in relation to the request by the applicant for a transfer of the GLAS contract which has delayed the 2018 Advance payment. Department officials are actively working to finalise the requested change of client in this case.

Once this case clears validations the 2018 advance payment will be made. GLAS payments are issuing on a weekly basis.