Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (242)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

242. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a farm payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20594/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named was approved into GLAS 1 with a contract commencement date of 1 October 2015 and has received the full payment due in respect of the years 2015 and 2017.

He has also received the bulk of the 2016 payment due with the exception of one part related to a hen harrier action. This outstanding payment for 2016 is expected to be processed shortly as will the applicant's 2017 balancing payment when these commence. I expect these balancing payments to commence next week as per our previous commitment.