Written answers

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Scheme Payments

Photo of Eamon ScanlonEamon Scanlon (Sligo-Leitrim, Fianna Fail)
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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]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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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.


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