Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Disadvantaged Areas Scheme Appeals

Photo of Tom FlemingTom Fleming (Kerry South, Independent)
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229. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will expedite a disadvantaged area scheme appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31186/13]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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Under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, the holdings of eligible applicants were required to have met a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units for a retention period of six consecutive months, in addition to maintaining an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year.

As the holding concerned has not satisfied the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements, no payment was made in respect of the 2012 Scheme. While the person named appealed this decision, the appeal was unsuccessful. The person named has been advised accordingly, in writing, and also of the further right of appeal to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.

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