Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (510)

Thomas Byrne


510. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when farm payments will issue to persons (details supplied). [52773/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The persons named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on the 11th May 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 persons named was selected for a Remote Sensing eligibility inspection. This inspection is currently being processed with the intention of issuing any payments due as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise, officials in my Department will be in contact with the persons named.