Marshalled List of Amendments

6 June 2013

Private Members’ Business – Motions

Item 4: Order Paper 143/11-15 – 10 June 2013 

Motion: Farm Inspections Process 2013 

That this Assembly recognises the concerns within the farming community regarding the issuing of inaccurate Land Parcel Identification System Maps; notes that many were still awaiting their altered maps days before the deadline of the 15 May 2013 for their Single Farm Payment application; understands the difficulties and pressures that this will cause to the applicants and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to outline how her Department will support farmers and speed up the overall farm inspection process in order that more applicants receive their 2013 Single Farm Payment in good time. 

[Mr P Frew]
[Mr W Irwin]
[Mr T Clarke]
[Mr T Buchanan]

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Proposed: Leave out all after first ‘applicants’ and insert:

‘; further notes that Northern Ireland still remains exposed to Disallowance if the rules of the scheme are broken; and calls on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to tackle the problem of delayed payments by seeking permission from the European Commission to make advance payments, including proportionally smaller advance payments for farms selected for inspection.’

[Mrs J Dobson]
[Mr R Swann]

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