Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (520)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

520. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of payments for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52843/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on 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 has now been completed and the results have been processed to finalisation. Payments due under the Basic Payment Scheme and Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme have issued to the nominated bank account of the person named.

The person named was approved into the GLAS 3 scheme with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2017 and received payment for scheme years 2017 and 2018. As the BPS inspection has now been finalised, the case will progress to further validation checks. Payment will be processed once all validation checks are completed successfully. GLAS payments continue on a weekly basis.

The objective of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) is to provide temporary exceptional adjustment aid to farmers in the beef sector in Ireland subject to the conditions set out in EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1132.

An application was received from the person named on the 16th August 2019 and a scheme acceptance letter issued on the 11th October 2019, payments under the measure have recently being processed and payment has issued to the nominated bank account.

In relation to the Young Farmers Scheme, the application of the person named is currently being processed with the aim of issuing any payments due as soon as possible. In the event of any issues arising officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.