Written answers

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Basic Payment Scheme Payments

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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78. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment under the basic payment scheme 2015. [43142/15]

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 participated in the Single Payment Scheme for each scheme year up to 2012 and again in 2014 but did not apply in 2013. Under EU Regulations governing the Basic Payment Scheme a farmer must have submitted a valid 2013 Single Payment Scheme Application to qualify for an automatic right to receive new entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme in 2015.

In cases where there were extenuating circumstances which prevented the farmer from applying for Single Payment Scheme in 2013, the EU Regulations provide for applications under Force Majeure. The Department has no record of receiving any application for Force Majeure in respect of this case. If there were any such extenuating circumstances the person named is advised to submit a Force Majeure application with relevant supporting documentation to the Review of Entitlements Section, Knockmay Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

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