Thursday, 30 May 2019

Questions (120)

Charlie McConalogue


120. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the annual breakdown of actual expenditure incurred in each of the years 2014 to 2018, and to date in 2019, on the pillar 1 payments under the basic payment scheme in tabular form; the budget allocations in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the annual budget allocations for each year in the 2019 to 2020 period; the way in which underspend accruing in each year was dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23175/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested in relation to CAP Pillar 1 expenditure under the 2014 Single Payment Scheme, and under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Greening and the Young Farmers Scheme for the years 2015 - 2018, is provided in the table.

These schemes are paid from EU and not national funding. EU Regulation 1307/2013 sets out the ceilings to apply for these payments each year, rather than a budget per se, and Ireland's ceiling decreases each year.

The ceilings set by the EU Commission are the maximum payment amount allowable within the scheme for each year. Where the ceiling has not been utilised in full, these amounts remain available to the member states to pay applicants who subsequently become eligible for payment. Such payments are made on an on-going basis as cases are resolved.

Please note that there has been no expenditure to-date under CAP Pillar 1 in relation to the 2019 scheme year.


National Ceiling (Net)

Total Expenditure (Net) under Pillar 1