Written answers

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Schemes Payments

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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93. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their single farm payment and their disadvantaged area payment; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39032/14]

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 submitted a 2014 Single Farm Payment/Disadvantaged Areas' scheme application on 25 April 2014. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases Remote Sensing (i.e. satellite) inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a Remote Sensing eligibility inspection. Initial processing of this inspection identified a requirement to verify the eligibility of a number of parcels by means of a field inspection.

On completion of this inspection the results will be processed with the intention of issuing any payment due as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.

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