Written answers

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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466. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their agri-environment options scheme payment; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14920/14]

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 was approved for participation in the Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from the 1st December 2010 and full payment has issued in respect of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Scheme years.

Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System, must be completed before any payment can issue. The 75% payment in respect of the 2013 Scheme year has now been processed for payment. The balancing 25% payment will issue shortly.

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