Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Department of Agriculture and Food
REPS 4 is a measure under the current Rural Development Programme 2007–13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before the first payments issue. Payments issued in 2009 to those whose applications required no further examination following the administrative checks. However, queries arose on a significant number of applications, in the course of the administrative checks. My Department is continuing to process the applications to payment stage as a matter of priority with a view to payment as soon as possible and, in this context, will be in touch with the applicants where necessary, to resolve outstanding issues.