Written answers

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Scheme Payments

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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469. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person in County Mayo will receive farm payments; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38201/15]

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 2015 Basic Payment /Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme application on 12 May 2015. 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. This inspection has now been finalised and payments due under the Basic Payment Scheme issued to the nominated bank account of the person named on 30 October 2015.

The status of the application of the person named under the Areas of Natural Constraint schemes is currently being examined with a view to issuing any payments 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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