Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Questions (223)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

223. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a company (details supplied) has not received a GLAS payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14453/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application in respect of this herd number was approved into GLAS 3 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2017 and has received the 2017 advance payment including GLAS plus.

A request to transfer the name in which the GLAS contract is held was received by the Department on the 31 January 2019 and the transfer was approved 4 February 2019.

The GLAS contract includes commonage as an action, which requires a commonage management plan (CMP). GLAS officials are working with the GLAS Commonage advisor to update the details of the CMP as a result of the transfer requested.

Once the CMP is updated and when this case clears validations, the further payment will be processed. GLAS payments are continuing to issue on a weekly basis.