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Basic Payment Scheme Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 14 October 2015

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Ceisteanna (28)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

28. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a payment under the areas of natural constraint scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35880/15]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2015 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme application on 14 May 2015. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases Remote Sensing (i.e. satellite) inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a Remote Sensing eligibility inspection. This inspection is currently being processed with the intention of issuing any payment due under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.

Advance payments under the Basic Payment Scheme will commence issuing from 16 October 2015 to eligible applicants whose applications are fully processed.

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