Thursday, 25 November 2010

Ceisteanna (219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226)

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

219 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been paid the appropriate amount of area based payment or the single farm payment; the problems arising which have stopped the payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44479/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 13 May 2010. Advance payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and Single Payment Scheme were issued to the applicant on 22 September and 18 October respectively on the basis of the declared digitised land. One of the land parcels listed on the application required re- digitisation and this process is now complete. The application is now fully processed and full-balancing payments due in respect of the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Area Scheme will issue shortly to the person named.

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

220 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when two specific payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [44481/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 10 May 2010. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Full Cross Compliance Inspection. The inspection process is complete and the results are now being processed. Under EU regulations governing the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and the Single Payment Scheme all Ground Eligibility Inspections must be completed before any payment can issue to any applicant under either scheme, including those not selected for a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

In the vast majority of cases that were inspected amendments have had to be made to the maps in order that the Land Parcel Identification System that is used for making payments to farmers is kept up-to-date. Processing of these changes is continuing with priority being given to applications that were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

John O'Mahony

Ceist:

221 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 486 and 487 of 19 October 2010, when payments for area aid payment and single farm payment will be made in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44490/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 27 April 2010.

This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Animal Identification Inspection.

The inspection process is completed and the application has now been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme will issue within one week. Payment under the Single Payment Scheme will issue on the 1 December.

John O'Mahony

Ceist:

222 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their single farm payment and area aid based payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44505/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 14 May 2010. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Animal Identification Inspection.

The inspection process is complete and the results are now being processed.

Under EU regulations governing the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and the Single Payment Scheme all Ground Eligibility Inspections must be completed before any payment can issue to any applicant under either scheme, including those not selected for a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

In the vast majority of cases that were inspected amendments have had to be made to the maps in order that the Land Parcel Identification System that is used for making payments to farmers is kept up-to-date. Processing of these changes is continuing with priority being given to applications that were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

223 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) will receive their payment; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44508/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I understand that an application for payment of a forestry grant and premium is currently being processed by my Department. I have asked that payment be made as quickly as possible.

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

224 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon will receive payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44532/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 18 March 2010. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Animal Identification Compliance Inspection.

The inspection process is complete and the results are now being processed. Under EU regulations governing the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and the Single Payment Scheme all Ground Eligibility Inspections must be completed before any payment can issue to any applicant under either scheme, including those not selected for a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

In the vast majority of cases that were inspected amendments have had to be made to the maps in order that the Land Parcel Identification System that is used for making payments to farmers is kept up-to-date. Processing of these changes is continuing with priority being given to applications that were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

John O'Mahony

Ceist:

225 Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their correct area aid payment and single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44539/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 4 April 2010. The person named received the 75% initial payment under the Disadvantaged Scheme and the 50% initial payment under Single Payment Scheme. A balancing payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme has issued to the person named. The balance due under the Single Payment Scheme is due to issue on 1 December 2010.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

226 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive their single farm payment or their area-based payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44551/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 13 May 2010. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection. The inspection process is completed and the application has now been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued on 16 November 2010. The 50% advance under the Single Payment Scheme issued on 16 November 2010 with the balancing payment due in December.