Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (808)

Joe Carey

Question:

808. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of designated agents per annum submitting a SFP or BPS on behalf of farmers since the reference years of 2000, 2001 and 2002, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44905/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

It is not possible to ascertain figures for paper applications submitted by agents during the years in question.

The facility to apply online for SPS/BPS was first introduced for the 2007 application year and the information requested by the Deputy is provided below for the years since then.

Year

No. of Agents that submitted online applications on behalf of Farmers

2007

208

2008

328

2009

415

2010

391

2011

394

2012

427

2013

423

2014

451

2015

517

2016

578

2017

607

2018

607

2019

612