Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Ceisteanna (685, 686)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

685. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of successful applications to the areas of natural constraint scheme by county in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [19205/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

686. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount spent on the areas of natural constraint scheme by county in each of the years 2015 to 2019 and to date in 2020, by person and county in tabular form. [19206/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 685 and 686 together.

Please find below tables for each Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme year from 2015 - 2020 showing the following information:

Scheme Years 2015 - 2019: Total number of eligible applications, total number of applications paid, total amount paid per county and the value of the average payment received by individuals in that county.

Scheme Year 2020: Total number of eligible applications. Payments under the ANC scheme do not commence until Quarter 3 2020 and therefore additional data for 2020 is not currently available.

Eligible applications are applications to the scheme that hold land eligible for payment under the scheme. Eligible applications may not qualify for payment in all cases where they do not meet other scheme criteria, such as not meeting the required stocking levels and retention periods.

Payments across scheme years continue as applications become eligible for payment. CAP Payments to individuals are available on the CAP Beneficiaries database which is available on the Department's website.

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