Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (300)

Declan Breathnach


300. Deputy Declan Breathnach asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment under the basic payment scheme and ANC for a person (details supplied); the reason farmers are still waiting on farm payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52468/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment Scheme/Areas of Natural Constraints schemes application on 8th May 2019. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including, in some cases, Ground Eligibility inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a Ground Eligibility inspection. The outcome of this inspection has been finalised. The person named has been notified of the outcome of the inspection by letter dated 11th December 2019 and officials in my Department have also been in contact with him by phone.

Processing of any payments due, under both the Basic Payment Scheme and the Area of Natural Constraints scheme, will now be finalised and will issue to the nominated bank account of the person named shortly.