Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (193)

Martin Kenny


193. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the advance payment for the sheep welfare scheme 2017 will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18301/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

An application was received under the Sheep Welfare Scheme from the person named under both herd numbers on 31 January 2017. Under the terms and conditions of the scheme, applicants are required to submit a Basic Payment Scheme application for each year of scheme participation, and comply with the requirement to be an active farmer.

In this case, a Basic Payment application was received under one of the herd numbers and thus advance payment issued in respect of the Sheep Welfare application submitted for that herd number only.

The Sheep Welfare application has now been amended to take account of the fact that the two herd numbers are linked and will be processed for payment accordingly. Balancing payments in respect of these applications are due to commence shortly.