Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (171)

Paul Kehoe


171. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if conditions (details supplied) will be included in the CAP reform negotiations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24683/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Since the launch of the draft CAP Post-2020 regulations by Commissioner Hogan in June 2018, officials from my Department have been engaging with the EU Commission and other member States regarding  the proposed changes.

The draft CAP Post-2020 regulations involve significant changes, including replacing the Basic Payment Scheme with a Basic Income Support Scheme (BISS).  The proposals regarding entitlements and convergence in the draft regulations build on the current convergence path in the current CAP. 

The negotiations in relation to the draft regulations are on-going and there is much to be decided upon before final agreement can be achieved.  Until the draft regulations are finalised, it is not possible to comment on specifics regarding entrance into the new Basic Income Support Scheme.