Written answers

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Basic Payment Scheme Applications

Photo of Declan BreathnachDeclan Breathnach (Louth, Fianna Fail)
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278. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a payment under the basic payment scheme for a person (details supplied); the reason many farmers are still waiting on farm payments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52185/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment/Areas of Natural Constraint Schemes application on the 14th May 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. The outcome of this inspection is currently being processed with the intention of issuing any payments due as soon as possible. In the event that any queries arise, officials in my Department will be in contact with the person named.


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