Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ceisteanna (350, 351, 352)

Tom Sheahan

Ceist:

398 Deputy Tom Sheahan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has not received their REP scheme, disadvantaged area and single farm payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2233/11]

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 14 May 2010. This application was selected for a Ground Eligibility and Full Cross Compliance inspection. The inspection process is complete and the results have now been processed.

During the course of the Ground Eligibility inspection discrepancies were found with the following parcels H19308039, H20918005, H20918010 and H20918022 due to inadequate deductions for scrub and farm road. The claimed area for the Single Payment Scheme of 18.91ha was reduced to 12.86ha. As there is an over declaration of over 20% no payment will be made under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme for the year 2010. The person named was informed of these findings on the 14th October 2010 and of his right to seek a review of this decision within 21 days and of his right to appeal the outcome of any such review to the Independent Agriculture Appeals Office.

A field inspection on the REPS application was also carried out on this farm. The result of the inspection in being processed and my officials will be in contact with the person named when the process has been completed.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

399 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the level of payment due under the agri-environment options scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2375/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named has been approved for participation in the Agri-environment Options Scheme (AEOS). However, the land parcels declared by all AEOS applicants, including the above named, must now be cross checked against land parcels declared in their 2010 Single Payment Scheme applications before the actual amount of any individual payment can be established. When this process is completed the person named will be informed of his payment entitlement under the scheme.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

400 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason single farm payment has not been granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2377/11]

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 Full Cross Compliance Inspection. The inspection process is complete and the application has now been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme and the Single Payment Scheme will issue within one week.