Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (127)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

127. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a 2019 area of natural constraints payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41308/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment Scheme/Areas of Natural Constraints schemes application on 7 March 2019. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including, in some cases, Ground Eligibility inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a Ground Eligibility inspection. The outcome of this inspection is currently being finalised with the intention of issuing any payment due under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise, officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.