Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (446)

Michael Healy-Rae


446. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an ANC payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39890/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on the 7th May 2019. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including, in some cases, on-farm inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for an on-farm inspection. This inspection has been completed and the outcome is currently being processed. The person named will be notified of the findings of the inspection on completion of this process.

The inspection outcome notification will outline the options available to the person named, namely to accept the findings or to submit comments to my Department for further consideration. On completion of this process, the inspection outcome will be finalised and any payments due will issue to the nominated bank account of the person named as soon as possible.

In the event that the person named is dissatisfied with the final inspection outcome, they will have a further opportunity to seek a review of the decision at that stage.