Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (464)

Pat Breen


464. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 493 of 5 February 2019, when it is proposed to update the decision made on 14 November 2018 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7857/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

As outlined in the previous answer on 5th February, the commonage land in question is currently being updated and this may impact on a number of farmers who declared this parcel on their Basic Payment Scheme applications. The updates are currently on-going and, once they are completed, any outstanding payments due to the person named will issue.

In addition, the person named submitted an application to my Department under the 2015 National Reserve ‘Young Farmer’ category. The application was successful and the applicant was informed of the allocation from the 2015 National Reserve in a letter dated the 27th of July, 2016. Once the land area for 2015 has been updated, the allocation under the 2015 National Reserve will be reviewed to take account of any additional eligible land area and the person named will be notified in writing of the outcome.