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Written Answers - Single Payment Scheme

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 No. 3

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 415.  Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney  the position regarding single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24060/12]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney My Department is currently reviewing the 2007 and 2008 Single Payment status of the person named in light of further documentation recently furnished to my Department by the Deputy. This information was requested by my predecessor in his response to a previous Ministerial Representation by the Deputy. As soon as this review is complete the person named will be informed of the outcome.

 416.  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  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway did not receive their single farm payment for 2010 or 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24061/12]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney My Department has no record of receiving a 2010 or 2011 Single Payment/Disadvantaged Area application from the person named. All pre-printed Single Payment applications issued by my Department contain a pre-addressed return envelope with a Swiftpost label attached in respect of which the herd owner receives a receipt from the Post Office upon posting. If the person named can provide this proof of postage or provide an explanation as to why the application form does not appear to have been returned, my Department will review the case based on any information and documentation submitted to it.

Records held by my Department indicate that a pre-printed 2010 SPS application form was sent to the person named on 2 April 2010, my Department did not issue a pre printed SPS application in 2011 as the herd number expired on 16th December 2010. Single Payment cannot issue where a herd number is expired prior to the closing date for receipt of applications in the scheme year which for the 2011 scheme was 16th May 2011.


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