Written answers

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Department of Agriculture and Food

Grant Payments

2:30 pm

Photo of Tom SheahanTom Sheahan (Kerry South, Fine Gael)
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Question 211: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the new entrants grant of €5,000 through the National Reserve will issue in respect of a person (details supplied). [4639/11]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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The person named applied for Category B of the 2010 National Reserve. Category B caters for Farmers who commenced farming after 15th May 2008. Applicants are also required to meet certain other criteria including income limits and educational qualifications.

The number of entitlements to be allocated may not exceed the number of eligible hectares acquired and declared on the 2010 Single Payment application for which the applicant does not already hold single payment entitlements. The maximum allocation under the 2010 National Reserve will not exceed €5,000.

The person named has been deemed eligible under Category B and an allocation under the 2010 National Reserve will be made in early February.

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Kerry North, Fine Gael)
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Question 212: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4641/11]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Minister, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 12 May 2010. Maps submitted by the person named outlining required changes to land parcel boundaries declared by him in the 2010 application were found to be overlapping with the land under a forestry contract. Following clarification received from the relevant parties this issue is now resolved and the Single Farm Payment due to the applicant will issue shortly.

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