Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (525)

Pat Breen

Question:

525. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 464 of 19 February 2019, the moneys due to be paid to a person (details supplied) in each of the years 2015 to 2018; when payment will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25235/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The updating of eligible commonage land for the person named has been completed recently. Following this update, the allocation of payment entitlements made to the person named from the 2015 National Reserve has also been updated to take account of the additional eligible land area.

The person named was notified in writing on 4th June 2019 of the additional allocation from the National Reserve and he was also notified in respect of the Young Farmers Scheme on which he is now also due to receive additional payment, based on the increased number of payment entitlements held for the years since 2015 following the review of his eligible land area.

Payment in respect of the increased allocation of payment entitlements from the National Reserve and also the additional payment for the Young Farmers Scheme have both issued on 14th June 2019 in respect of the 2018 scheme year. Payments in respect of the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 will issue in the coming weeks, when the Department has scheduled payments to issue in respect of those scheme years.