Wednesday, 2 October 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Applications
195. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application by a person (details supplied) for a single farm payment will be processed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39982/19]
A 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constaints Scheme application in respect of the person named was received in my Department on 8th March 2019.
Processing of this application has recently been completed and a payment under the Area of Natural Constraints Scheme will issue shortly.
Payments under the Basic Payment Scheme are due to commence in mid October.
A 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constaints Scheme application in respect of the person named was received in my Department on 2nd March 2019.
Processing of this application is ongoing and an official of my Department has made direct contact with the person named in order to progress this case.
The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraints Schemes application on the 23rd April 2019. EU Regulations governing the administration of these schemes require that full and comprehensive administrative checks, including in some cases remote sensing (i.e. satellite) inspections, be completed before any payments issue.
The application of the person named was selected for a remote sensing eligibility inspection. This inspection has been completed and the person named was notified of the findings by letter dated 30th September 2019. The notification issued outlines the options available at this stage, namely to accept the findings or to submit comments to my Department for consideration. On completion of this process, the inspection outcome will be finalised and any payments due will issue to the nominated bank account of the person named as soon as possible.