Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (440)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

440. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason for the delay in processing an ANC application for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39701/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on the 8th May 2019. 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 payments due as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise, officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.