Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
468. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the penalty for an overclaim on a TAMS payment for a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21244/18]
The person named made an application under the Dairy Equipment Scheme of TAMS II in 27 July 2015 and a payment claim was subsequently submitted on 16 December 2016.
This application was the subject of an on-farm inspection. It is a requirement that the payments claimed be verified as part of such an inspection. In this case an issue arose in relation to an over claim on the receipt for the Milking Machine resulting in penalties and reductions being applied to the payment in respect of the investments.
A written request for a review of this decision has been received from the applicant. The case is currently being reviewed by the Department and the applicant will be advised in writing of the outcome shortly. Should the applicant remain dissatisfied with the outcome of this review it will remain open to them to submit an appeal to the Agriculture Appeals Office.