Thursday, 9 December 2010

Ceisteanna (92, 93, 94, 95)

Paul Kehoe

Ceist:

117 Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; if payment will issue before Christmas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46741/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 20 April 2010.

This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Full Cross Compliance Inspection.

The inspection process is completed and the application has now been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued on 7 December 2010 and payment under the Single Payment Scheme issued on the 1 December.

John O'Mahony

Ceist:

118 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 payments and disadvantage area aid payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46763/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 5 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.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

119 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received their single farm payment; when payment will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46773/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 8 May 2010. An Advance payment under Single Payment Scheme issued to the person named on 18 October on the clear eligible area. However, some of the land parcels listed on the application required re-digitisation. This process is now complete and the balancing payments due in respect of the Single Payment Scheme issued on 1 and 8 December respectively.

Niall Collins

Ceist:

120 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a payment under the single farm payment scheme can be expedited in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46775/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2010. Payments under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme commenced nationally on 18 October 2010.

The person named submitted an application with 10 land parcels, 5 of which required re-digitisation. Payments to the person named were made under the Single Payment Scheme in respect of the clear land parcels on 18 October 2010 and 1 December 2010. My Department has now completed the re-digitisation process and this application is currently being processed with a view to a final balancing payment issuing shortly, provided no further errors are identified.