Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Questions (197)

Pat Breen


197. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application for a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40000/19]

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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 23rd April 2019. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases remote sensing (i.e. satellite) inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a remote sensing eligibility inspection. This inspection has been completed and the person named was notified of the findings by letter dated 30th September 2019.  The notification issued outlines the options available at this stage, namely to accept the findings or to submit comments to my Department for 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.