Written answers

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Scheme Payments

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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847. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the details of outstanding payments made to a farmer (details supplied) in December 2018; the years and the schemes the payments referred to; if entitlements referred to in reply to Parliamentary Question No. 494 of 18 December 2018 have been transferred into the farmer's name; when all further ANC and BPS greening payments will issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1687/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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In December 2018 payments under the following schemes issued on foot of receipt of the required documentation to facilitate outstanding payments in respect of a Farm Partnership, linked to a deceased herd owner, to which the person named was also associated:

2015 Areas of Natural Constraint

Voluntary Supply Management Scheme for the Dairy Sector

2015 Basic Payment Scheme

In addition to the payments above, payments under the following schemes issued in December 2018 to the person named:

Herd Owner TB Grant

2016 Areas of Natural Constraint

The person named does not currently have any Basic Payment entitlements in their name which has prevented the Basic Payment from issuing since 2016. My Department sent out the required forms and details of what is required to transfer the entitlements into the name of the person named on 6 December 2018 and has been in contact with the customer since that date. Once the completed forms are received my Department can begin processing the transfer of entitlements application. Outstanding applications for payment under the Basic Payment Scheme can be processed once the payment entitlements have transferred to the person named.

Payment due under the 2017 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme, which is not linked to payment entitlements, is currently being finalised and payment will issue to the person named as soon as possible.


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