Thursday, 30 May 2013

Ceisteanna (243)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

243. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a farmer who is in REP scheme 4 will receive their 2012 disadvantaged areas scheme payment; the reason for the delay in making this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26452/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Under 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, eligible applicants are required to have met a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units for a retention period of six consecutive months, in addition to maintaining an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year. While the holding of the person named did not satisfy the stocking requirement, the case has been recently reviewed in light of an Agri-Environment plan on the holding. Following this process, the application has been accepted for payment, which will issue shortly, directly to the nominated bank account.