Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Basic Payment Scheme Data
717. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers who will receive 2017 basic payment scheme refunds under the financial discipline rule by county; and the value of these refunds by county. [31212/19]
In the context of the annual budgetary procedure of the European Union, the financial discipline mechanism which is implemented by the Member States involves a monetary deduction (1.4% for the 2018 reduction) from some direct payments thereby creating a financial Crisis Reserve for the European Union.
The crisis reserve is intended to provide additional support for the agricultural sector in the case of major crises affecting agricultural production or distribution. In the event that the Crisis Reserve is not activated in the financial year, or it is not fully utilised, the balance not used is refunded to farmers in the subsequent financial year.
The number of farmers and the amount paid to date per county for those cases that have received a financial discipline reimbursement with respect to deductions made the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme year in accordance with EU regulations is provided below.
Additional cases may become eligible for a reimbursement as ongoing processing of cases take place. Any such cases will be paid when the next reimbursement with regards to the 2017 scheme year takes place.
|County||No. of Farmers||Total Financial Discipline Reimbursement as of 09/07/19|