Written answers

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

GLAS Payments

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)
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43. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when he will issue payment for 2016 to a person (details supplied) under the green low-carbon agri-environment scheme; if he will issue it in stages; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8713/16]

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 has been approved under Tranche 1 of GLAS with a contract start date of 1 October 2015. GLAS applicants with a start date of 1 October 2015 are eligible for a 2015 part-year payment in respect of 2015 eligible actions, for the three month period 1 October 2015-31 December 2015.

The first instalment of the payment issued to the person named on 23 December 2015. The balancing payment will issue after all required regulatory checks are fully completed. Payments for the 2016 scheme year will commence in the final quarter of the year and will issue in line with governing Regulations in two payment tranches, a 75% payment and a 25% payment.

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