Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (290)

Brendan Smith

Question:

290. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the level of payments made to date to farmers in County Monaghan under the ANC, single farm payment and BEEP; his plans to issue outstanding payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52444/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information below shows the number of applicants paid and the amount paid to date to farmers in County Monaghan under the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme, the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme, and the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP).

Scheme

Number of Applications Paid

Amount Paid

BPS

3,901

€26,395,031

ANC

3,666

€7,772,498

BEEP

541

€425,040

Regular payment runs are in place to ensure that, as additional cases become eligible for payment, payment issues to the applicants as soon as possible. I would urge any farmers who have outstanding queries from the Department to respond as soon as possible in order to facilitate payment.