Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Ceisteanna (93, 94, 95, 96)

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

93 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been paid their area based payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46628/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

An application under the Single Payment/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 11 May 2010. In relation to the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, the Terms and Conditions governing the Scheme require, inter alia, that applicants maintain a minimum stocking density on their holding of 0.15 livestock units per forage hectare declared, for at least three consecutive months, during the calendar year of application. However, where the holding of an applicant is identified as not meeting this minimum requirement, the person in question is invited to submit evidence of satisfactory stocking i.e. Flock Register, Horse Passports or details of a REPS or Commonage Framework Plan, which provides for a lower stocking level.

My Department's records currently do not show the person named as having yet achieved the minimum stocking density. The person named was written to on 19 November 2010 and invited to submit appropriate evidence of the numbers of livestock maintained on his holding. On receipt of a satisfactory response from the person named, the application will be further processed with a view to payment at an early date.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

94 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not been paid their single farm payment or area based payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46629/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 21 April 2010. The advance payments under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and the Single Payment Scheme payment issued to the person named on 21 September and 18 October respectively based on the clear eligible area. However, a number of the land parcels listed on the application required digitisation. This process is now complete and balancing payments due in respect of the Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Area Scheme will issue shortly to the person named.

John Browne

Ceist:

95 Deputy John Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a single farm payment due to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford will issue. [46636/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 14 May 2010. Payments under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme commenced nationally on 18 October 2010. The person named submitted an application with 62 land parcels, 21 of which required re-digitisation. Payments under the Single Payment Scheme were made on land parcels that were clear for payment on 18 October 2010 and 1 December 2010 respectively.

My Department is currently completing the re-digitisation of the remaining 21 land parcels. Immediately this process is complete, provided no further errors are identified, the application will be processed in full with a view to payments due issuing shortly thereafter.

Pat Breen

Ceist:

96 Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46652/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 13 May 2010. Payments under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Areas Scheme have commenced nationally on 18 October 2010 and 22 September 2010 respectively.

The person named submitted an application with 8 land parcels, 4 of which require re-digitisation. Payments under the Single Payment Scheme were made in respect of eligible land parcels on 18 October 2010 and 1 December 2010 respectively. An advance payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was made on 22 September 2010. My Department is currently completing the re-digitisation of the remaining 4 land parcels. Immediately this process is complete, provided no further errors are identified, the application will be processed in full with a view to payments due issuing shortly thereafter.