Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (455)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

455. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if basic payment parcels in respect of a farmer (details supplied) in County Kerry will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49914/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on 6th April 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 inspection.

A letter detailing the initial inspection findings issued to the person named on 12th November 2019 and comments were received on these on 13th November 2019. These comments are currently being examined by officials in my Department and the person named will be notified of the outcome of this process as soon as possible.

The inspection findings will then be processed to finalisation and any payments due will issue to the nominated bank account of the person named as soon as possible thereafter.