Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (327)

Niamh Smyth


327. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an area aid payment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40551/19]

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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 21st March 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 land eligibility inspection. This inspection has now been completed and the results have been processed to finalisation. Payment due under Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme will issue shortly to the nominated bank account of the person named.