298. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a GLAS payment for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. (Question 14612/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Michael Creed): The person named was approved into GLAS 3 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2017.

Administrative checks involving a number of sections within the Department take place on all GLAS claims. All cases must clear validation checks before payment can issue. Department officials are working proactively to complete the checks in this case and once this case clears validations the 2017 advance payment will be made. GLAS payments are being made on a weekly basis.