Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (482)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

482. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason farm payments ceased in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47403/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

A 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) Scheme application was submitted by the person named on 8 April 2019 declaring a total of 30.20 hectares in respect of the 30.20 entitlements held. This application was processed and the advance payments under both BPS and ANC issued in mid-October.

Subsequently, an issue arose with one of the commonage parcels declared where, following a field visit, the eligible area has been reduced. This will result in an overpayment. An official from my Department has been in contact with the person named to clarify the position.