Written Answers - Grant Payments

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 749 No. 4

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  376.  Deputy Sean Fleming  Information on Seán Fleming  Zoom on Seán Fleming   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney   when the single farm payment for 2011 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Laois. [39624/11]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  Issues have arisen regarding land declared by the person named in support of his claim under the Single Payment Scheme, pending resolution of which the payment in question cannot issue to the person named.

  377.  Deputy Mattie McGrath  Information on Mattie McGrath  Zoom on Mattie McGrath   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney   when a single farm payment and area based payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; the reason for the delay; the measures he will take to ensure that this payment will be made prior to Christmas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39627/11]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 6th May 2011. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection. This inspection was completed and the results are now being processed.

In the vast majority of inspected cases, including this case, amendments have had to be made to the maps in order that the Land Parcel Identification System that is used for making payments to farmers is kept up-to-date. This work is ongoing and every effort is being made to complete the processing of those who were the subject of a Ground Eligibility Inspection.

  378.  Deputy Jim Daly  Information on Jim Daly  Zoom on Jim Daly   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney   the position regarding farm payments in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39664/11]

[720]Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 13 May 2011, processing of which has recently been finalised, thereby allowing payment to issue directly to the nominated bank account of the applicant in the coming days.

  379.  Deputy Paul J. Connaughton  Information on Paul Connaughton  Zoom on Paul Connaughton   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney   when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive their area aid payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39665/11]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney  Zoom on Simon Coveney  An application under the 2011 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 21 April 2011. The 50% advance payment was issued to the applicant on 17 October 2011, while the 50% balancing payment issued on 1 December 2011.


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