Written answers

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Grant Payments

9:00 pm

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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Question 574: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a review will take place on a single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [9538/12]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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An application under the Single Payment Scheme /Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 12th May 2011. This application was selected for a Ground Eligibility/Cross Compliance Inspection. During the course of this inspection a number of parcels in Kerry were deemed not to be farmed by the applicant and as such were ineligible for payment. These discrepancies resulted in a claimed area of 28.71ha being reduced to a found area of 5.71ha.

If the total area found is not sufficient to support the number of entitlements held penalties will be applied per the Terms and Conditions of the scheme. In this case the number entitlements held by the person named is 26.61. As the difference between the area declared and the area found is greater than 50%, under EU Regulations, no payment will issue. The person named was informed of this decision on the 11th of January 2012 and of his right to seek a review. He was also informed of his right to appeal the outcome of any such review to the Independent Agriculture Appeals Office. To date no such review has been requested.

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