Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food

Grant Payments

3:00 pm

Photo of Áine CollinsÁine Collins (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Question 124: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if the reduction made to a payment will be granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [11019/11]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The person named was the subject of a Nitrates inspection by the Integrated Controls Division of my Department acting on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government on the 6th of May 2010. This inspection uncovered discrepancies that were deemed to be intentional and a penalty of 20% was recorded against the 2010 Direct Payment for the person named.

The person named was informed of this decision and of his right to seek a review. He was also informed of his right to appeal the outcome of any review to the Independent Agriculture Appeals office. To date no such request has been received.

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