Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (338)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

338. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a payment under BPS will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22822/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of entitlements allocated to a farmer in 2015 under the new Basic Payment Scheme was based on the number of eligible hectares the farmer declared in either 2013 or 2015, whichever is the lesser.

The person named did not submit applications under the Basic Payment Scheme during the period 2015 to 2018 inclusive and therefore does not hold entitlements under the scheme.

Documentation in relation to an appeal was recently received and is currently being reviewed. An official from my Department will be in direct contact with the person named to clarify the position.