Written answers

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Rural Environment Protection Scheme

5:00 pm

Photo of Willie PenroseWillie Penrose (Longford-Westmeath, Labour)
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Question 151: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath has not received their REPs payment for 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30269/12]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The person named joined REPS 4 in April 2009 and has received payment for the first two years of his REPS contract. Officials in my Department recently became aware that the person named also joined the NPWS Farm Plan Scheme in July 2007. It is not permissible to be in both schemes at the same time and so the matter is currently under investigation. My Department will be in contact with the person named regarding the matter.

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