Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Questions (588)

Matt Carthy

Question:

588. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is committed to ensure that the upper limit pillar 1 CAP payment allowable for any single applicant should be set at €60,000 is an absolute figure and that there should not be loopholes or disregards applicable to such a figure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34362/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Provisional agreement on the CAP reform package has been reached by the Presidency and the Parliament. The full details of the agreement will be presented at the Council of Ministers on 28 and 29 June, where it is hoped that final overall agreement will be reached.

As far as capping of payments is concerned, I will of course have to apply limits that are in keeping with the parameters set out in the regulations. Nevertheless, I intend to consider the flexibilities that have been provided and to consult with stakeholders in this regard over the coming months.

I will continue to work to achieve the best possible outcome for Irish farmers.