Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (177)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

177. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1145 of 8 May 2019, the number of farmers nationally awaiting an additional payment as referenced for GLAS payments in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and the number of farmers awaiting such payments by amounts (details supplied). [24811/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

All GLAS contracts will be reviewed to identify cases where an underpayment or an overpayment has arisen due to a change in GLAS actions. This is a standard process. To date, 71 GLAS contracts have been identified for additional payment. These payments issued to GLAS farmers earlier this year to a total value of almost €50,000.

The review process is currently underway for further cases. It is expected that additional payments will issue in the coming weeks to a second group of GLAS farmers. The numbers involved and the total value of these additional payments has not yet been finalised.

GLAS payments continue to issue on a weekly basis.