Written answers

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Department of Agriculture and Food

Grant Payments

7:00 pm

Photo of Billy TimminsBilly Timmins (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Question 171: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; if same will be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25711/10]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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The Early Retirement Scheme application for the person named has been approved for payment backdated to the date when my Department received a valid application from him, which was 24 September 2009. He will receive his first payment at the end of June.

Photo of John BrowneJohn Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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Question 172: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will arrange to have at least part payment of the single farm moneys due in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford. [25728/10]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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My Department has received Single Payment Scheme applications for the years – 2005 to 2009 - on behalf of the Estate of the father of the person named. Despite numerous requests for the submission of the grant of probate and other supporting documentation - they have not been submitted to my Department. The processing of the applications cannot be finalised until the requested documentation is received.

Photo of John BrowneJohn Browne (Wexford, Fianna Fail)
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Question 173: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason the full amount of single farm payment was not awarded in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford. [25729/10]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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The person named was paid on his SPS entitlements on 27th January 2010 following deduction without penalty, on the ground of force majeure/exceptional circumstances, of a land parcel also claimed by another applicant.

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