Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (172)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

172. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the 2014-2020 RDP to the organic farming scheme; the annual amount expended on the programme in each year since it was established; the number of approved applicants in the scheme who received payments in each year; and the number who have not received payments in each year since being established by advance and balancing payments in tabular form. [24804/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Organic Farming Scheme under the current RDP 2014-2020 was launched in 2015.  The figures in the table below set out the financial allocation each year together with the amount expended in those years.  The figures regarding payees and the number awaiting payment refer to the scheme year in question.  The scheme is on track to spend its entire allocation.

 Year

 Financial Allocation (€)

 Amount expended in each year (€)

 Payees (per Scheme year)

 Number awaiting advance

 Number awaiting balance

 2015

 12,000,000

 8,030,000

 1,580

 0

 0

 2016

 10,000,000

 8,039,561

 1,642

 1

 0

 2017

 10,500,000

 8,822,131

 1,568

 6

 8

 2018

 10,500,000

 10,519,034

 1,441

 32

 136

 2019

 11,000,000

 2,176,660

 n/a

 n/a

 n/a