Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (333)

Michael Healy-Rae


333. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22659/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved into GLAS 1 and has received payments for scheme years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The 2018 advance payment has been delayed due to a validation issue with one of the parcels claimed for the Low Input Permanent Pasture (LIPP) action. This parcel has a zero reference on BPS for 2018. The Terms and Conditions of the Scheme require that all GLAS actions, with the exception of Bird, Bat and Bee Boxes, must be undertaken on land parcels that have a reference area.

An official from my Department has been in contact with the applicant and his advisor and outlined the options available to resolve this issue. Processing of the 2018 GLAS payment will resume once this issue has been resolved.