Thursday, 30 April 2009

Ceisteanna (234, 235, 236)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

234 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, further to a previous parliamentary question (details supplied), if it was his Department’s eREPS software which was responsible for the breaches; and the number of farmers penalised in error. [17212/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The technical breaches referred to were minor in nature and in some cases were the result of automatic rounding of values within the eREPS system. My Department is reviewing the small number of cases in question and has put in place a system to ensure that the automatic rounding of values in the system does not in itself result in a reduction in payment.

Jim O'Keeffe

Ceist:

235 Deputy Jim O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason for the delay in issuing a REP scheme four payment to a person (details supplied) in County Cork who applied in February 2008; if he will confirm that same will be issued without further delay. [17213/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Tom Sheahan

Ceist:

236 Deputy Tom Sheahan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of farmers in the Kerry South constituency who will receive payment under the REP scheme; and the average payment per head for REP scheme payment. [17223/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

It is not possible to supply figures for the Kerry South constituency, but in County Kerry as a whole there are 2,752 participants in REPS 3 who are eligible for payment in 2009. There are also 831 applications for REPS 4 which are currently being processed for payment. The average REPS 4 payment for 2008 is €4,400 and the average annual payment for REPS 3 is €6,200.