Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ceisteanna (167)

John O'Mahony


167. Deputy John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their single farm payment; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42540/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

An application under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named in my Department on 11 April 2013.

Single Farm Payment Scheme 50% advance payments will commence on 16 October. Processing of the 2013 application of the person named has recently been finalised and I expect that payment will issue to the person named as soon as possible after that date.

There is no delay in this case as under EU legislation the 16th October is the earliest date on which advance payments under the Single Payment Scheme may issue.