Dáil Éireann - Volume 489 - 21 April, 1998

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

336. Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be paid his 1997 suckler cow grant. [9367/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Before payment can issue in respect of the 1997 suckler cow application of the person named, the 73 hectares of forage area declared by the person concerned on his 1997 area aid application form has to be validated by the land parcel identification system (LPIS).

The forage area declared in 1997 and outlined on the maps which accompanied the area aid application form has been digitised and validated against aerial photography. The digitised area amounted to 66.07 hectares. In order to reconcile this apparent overclaim I have arranged for maps of the digitised area to be sent to the person concerned for examination. When the maps have been returned, duly amended, the case will be finalised and any outstanding payments will issue.