Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Payments
449. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an out of day payable order will be reissued to the estate of a person (details supplied); if not, if payment has been refunded to the EU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9076/19]
Two payable orders issued to the person named in October 2004, the first for €1,075.92 for the Suckler Cow Scheme on 17/10/2004 and the second for €6,412.00 for the Ewe & Goat Premium Scheme on 19/10/2004. Neither of these payable orders were cashed.
Both schemes were EU-funded and, following the introduction of compulsory electronic payment to bank accounts in 2008, any funds relating to earlier payable orders that remained un-cashed after a maximum 6-year period were, on the direction of the Commission, surrendered back to the EU. My Department cannot, therefore, reissue these payments at this stage.