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Grant Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 15 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ceisteanna (472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479)

Michael Creed

Ceist:

491 Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive their headage, single farm payment and agri-environment option scheme payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34172/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 9 May 2011, following processing of which an over-claim was identified on one of the land parcels declared. The person named has been written to in this regard and, immediately on receipt of a satisfactory reply, the application will be further processed with a view to the appropriate payments issuing shortly thereafter. The person named was approved for participation in the Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1st September 2010.

Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System, must be completed before any payment can issue. During these checks a query arose in relation to the re-digitisation of land parcels for AEOS purposes. This particular problem has now been addressed and payment will issue shortly.

Michael Creed

Ceist:

492 Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive their headage, single farm payment and grassland sheep payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34173/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 11th May 2011. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection. This inspection was completed and the results are now being processed. In the vast majority of inspected cases, including this case 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. This work is ongoing and every effort is being made to complete the processing of those who were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection without undue delay so that all outstanding payments can issue.

John Paul Phelan

Ceist:

493 Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has not yet been paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34205/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Paul Phelan

Ceist:

494 Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the disadvantaged area payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has not yet been paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34206/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I propose to take Questions Nos. 493 and 494 together.

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 28 April 2011. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility/Cross Compliance Inspection. This inspection was completed and the results are now being processed.

In the vast majority of inspected cases, including this case, 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. This work is ongoing and every effort is being made to complete the processing of those who were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection without undue delay.

John Paul Phelan

Ceist:

495 Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has not yet been paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34207/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

John Paul Phelan

Ceist:

496 Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the disadvantaged area payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny has not yet been paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34208/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I propose to take Questions Nos. 495 and 496 together.

An application under the 2011 Single Payment/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 18 April 2011, processing of which has recently been finalised, thereby allowing the 50% advance of the Single Payment and the Disadvantaged Area Payment issue to the applicant in the coming days.

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

497 Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a 2010 REP scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34215/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named commenced REPS 4 in June 2008 and received payments for the first two years of their contract. In addition, 75% of the year 3 payment issued on 9th November 2011 for the amount of €5794.39. My Department is currently making arrangements to process the outstanding 25% payments to farmers and this outstanding 25% balancing payment of €1931.46 will issue in the next few days.

Sean Conlan

Ceist:

498 Deputy Seán Conlan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan has not received their area aid and single farm payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34225/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2011 Single Payment/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2011, processing of which was recently completed thereby allowing the appropriate payments issue shortly to the person named.

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