Thursday, 18 April 2013

Ceisteanna (223)

Denis Naughten


223. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon will receive their agri-environment options scheme 2 payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18097/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named was approved for participation in the 2011 Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1st September 2011 and has received full payment totalling €470.35 in respect of 2011.

Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme, a comprehensive administrative check of all applications, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System, must be completed before any payment can issue. Payments in respect of the 2012 Scheme year are subject to a similar administrative checking process which includes verification of capital investments through checks on receipts. These checks have been successfully completed and I expect payment to issue shortly.

Question No. 224 answered with Question No. 218.