Written answers

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme Payments

Photo of Michael Healy-RaeMichael Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
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228. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an areas of natural constraint, ANC, scheme payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27563/16]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The person named submitted a 2016 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraint Scheme application on 18 April 2016. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases on farm inspections inspections, be completed before any payments issue.

The application of the person named was selected for a Ground Eligibility eligibility inspection. The outcome of this inspection is currently being processed with the intention of issuing any payment due under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme as soon as possible. 2016 Basic Payments will commence on 17 October 2017. In the event that any queries arise officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.


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