Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Ceisteanna (194)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

194. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1, 2 and 3 that have received the 85% advance payment of the 2018 payment; the number of persons that have passed all payment approval checks and are awaiting the 85% portion of the 2018 payment; the number of GLAS recipients that have yet to receive the portion of payment; the GLAS participants that have not received the advance payment due to outstanding nutrient management plans, GLAS training or finalisation of a commonage management plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3410/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

At end -December 2018 there were 49,100 active GLAS participants. To date, 43,932 GLAS participants have received their 2018 advance payment and are fully up to date with their payments. In addition, GLAS Plus payments have also been paid to 2,928 GLAS farmers. This amounts to over €158m paid since 2018 payments commenced on November 14th.

In relation to outstanding 2018 payments a significant proportion relate to applicants who have not yet fulfilled the requirements for payment. Non compliances include the non-submission of Commonage Management Plans and Nutrient Management Plans, GLAS 1 and 2 cases where the mandatory GLAS training has not been completed, Low Emission Slurry Spreading and Rare Breeds forms not returned or cases where the GLAS participant has omitted to update the Department on issues crucial to the payment process.

My Department is working closely with GLAS farmers, their advisors and Commonage Framework Plan advisors to ensure that payments issue to compliant farmers as quickly as possible. 

GLAS payments will continue to issue on a weekly basis. Advance 2018 payments to date are as follows:

 

GLAS 1

 -

GLAS 2

 -

GLAS 3

County

Cases

Advance

Cases

Advance

Cases

Advance

Carlow

270

250

123

108

126

110

Cavan

899

856

425- 

400

528

492

Clare

1598

1,506

684

644

794

687

Cork

2112

1,856

985

869

926

794

Donegal

1916

1,668

987

836

1,399

1,215

Dublin

57

47

17

14

19

16

Galway

3028

2,758

1,272

1,110

1,573

1,387

Kerry

1756

1,474

864

729

759

628

Kildare

238

203

75

64

113

92

Kilkenny

421

378

205

171

184

152

Laois

365

333

189

170

228

200

Leitrim

1011

938

419

396

523

479

Limerick

1039

947

294

272

400

361

Longford

508

469

338

304

326

296

Louth

144

136

77

74

92

78

Mayo

2523

2,279

1,309

1,179

1,650

1,470

Meath

416

380

195

169

245

209

Monaghan

571

537

142

137

332

292

Offaly

472

444

274

259

289

249

Roscommon

1510

1,406

543

508

710

636

Sligo

928

862

357

326

488

441

Tipperary

1111

1,019

491

441

490

427

Waterford

349

287

130

105

118

99

Westmeath

636

589

258

243

277

249

Wexford

743

658

256

226

310

262

Wicklow

324

283

150

125

196

169

TOTAL

24,945

22,563

11,059

9,879

13,095

11,490