Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (296)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

296. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons in receipt of GLAS 1, 2 and 3 who received the 85% advance payment of their 2019 payments by county, in tabular form; the number of persons who have passed the payment approval checks and are awaiting their 85% portion of their 2019 payments; the number of GLAS recipients that have yet to receive this portion of payment by county; if the same information for 2019 balancing payments will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52464/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

To date, 43,051 GLAS participants have received their 2019 advance payment. In addition, GLAS Plus payments have also been paid to 1,617 GLAS farmers. This amounts to over €152m paid since 2019 payments commenced on 4 November 2019 and equates to 93% of eligible cases paid.

My Department is working closely with GLAS farmers and their advisors to ensure that payments issue to compliant farmers as quickly as possible. I would encourage any GLAS applicants who have been contacted by the Department with queries in relation to their applications or have outstanding documentation, such as Low Emission Slurry spreading and Rare Breeds forms, to ensure these issues are resolved without delay so that payments can be processed. GLAS payments will continue to issue on a weekly basis.

In accordance with the EU regulatory requirements, GLAS balancing payments can only commence when the Member State has verified that all on-farm inspections required have been carried out. It is currently anticipated that GLAS balancing payments at the rate of 15% will commence before the end of May 2020.

GLAS payments will continue to issue on a weekly basis.

Advance payments for 2018 to date are as follows:

GLAS 1

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Carlow

268

205

€760,333.57

Cavan

894

823

€2,970,310.20

Clare

1,592

1,446

€5,153,826.15

Cork

2,092

1,868

€6,360,972.77

Donegal

1,902

1,693

€5,567,928.16

Dublin

53

46

€164,856.15

Galway

3,012

2,536

€8,990,970.36

Kerry

1,745

1,589

€5,589,212.20

Kildare

232

190

€697,027.12

Kilkenny

416

359

€1,306,821.98

Laois

362

296

€1,059,128.09

Leitrim

1,009

923

€3,311,006.06

Limerick

1,026

932

€3,344,121.51

Longford

508

434

€1,544,290.38

Louth

144

103

€369,958.71

Mayo

2,511

2,142

€7,514,033.59

Meath

415

355

€1,269,425.94

Monaghan

568

501

€1,623,119.68

Offaly

468

412

€1,452,589.96

Roscommon

1,498

1,355

€4,881,174.32

Sligo

918

831

€2,896,239.13

Tipperary

1,100

1,004

€3,657,754.78

Waterford

349

317

€1,118,557.15

Westmeath

632

578

€2,095,661.85

Wexford

737

622

€2,307,176.70

Wicklow

322

281

€1,064,005.07

TOTAL

24,773

21,841

€77,070,501.58

GLAS 2

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Carlow

121

109

€385,990.29

Cavan

422

400

€1,433,514.41

Clare

679

628

€2,291,825.74

Cork

972

868

€3,033,710.98

Donegal

974

885

€2,864,050.05

Dublin

17

15

€56,496.79

Galway

1,262

1,063

€3,642,000.25

Kerry

858

776

€2,782,634.19

Kildare

74

60

€208,118.35

Kilkenny

202

178

€665,424.65

Laois

186

165

€576,446.72

Leitrim

413

371

€1,333,479.15

Limerick

292

277

€987,646.24

Longford

333

288

€1,047,713.33

Louth

76

57

€197,857.96

Mayo

1,300

1,106

€3,738,964.25

Meath

193

167

€597,958.19

Monaghan

142

129

€437,926.30

Offaly

272

257

€967,941.67

Roscommon

535

497

€1,767,719.63

Sligo

355

319

€1,089,249.80

Tipperary

488

447

€1,635,479.76

Waterford

123

106

€378,973.93

Westmeath

257

229

€828,608.11

Wexford

253

212

€787,963.53

Wicklow

149

133

€514,816.47

TOTAL

10,948

9,742

€34,252,510.74

GLAS 3

County

Cases

Advance

Advance Amt

Carlow

122

102

€368,228.11

Cavan

526

491

€1,734,573.54

Clare

785

734

€2,567,271.00

Cork

905

788

€2,650,454.60

Donegal

1,387

1,275

€3,908,306.38

Dublin

18

16

€53,236.28

Galway

1,550

1,356

€4,672,696.56

Kerry

745

670

€2,303,617.20

Kildare

108

91

€339,085.14

Kilkenny

183

154

€573,431.66

Laois

221

199

€721,844.33

Leitrim

518

471

€1,631,309.35

Limerick

396

363

€1,278,911.47

Longford

323

276

€995,369.06

Louth

91

53

€184,399.15

Mayo

1,628

1,386

€4,626,001.96

Meath

241

209

€746,003.25

Monaghan

325

290

€972,349.65

Offaly

279

261

€965,539.03

Roscommon

701

632

€2,229,079.84

Sligo

483

441

€1,538,056.87

Tipperary

481

432

€1,586,020.91

Waterford

115

99

€352,043.53

Westmeath

270

251

€924,883.71

Wexford

302

253

€947,865.04

Wicklow

195

175

€658,918.11

TOTAL

12,898

11,468

€39,529,495.73