Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (86)

Michael Ring

Question:

83 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment for 14 animals included on a suckler cow premium application for 2003, as the delay is causing major problems. [2575/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The person named applied for premium on 15 animals under the 2003 suckler cow premium scheme. In processing the application for payment, it was found that according to CMMS details one animal tag number BQQG0046F did not appear to be in the applicant's herd at the time of application. The district livestock office of my Department, together with the herdowner are working to have the information relating to this animal updated on the national beef assurance system. The application has now been processed for an 80% advance instalment on 14 animals and payment will issue shortly. At balance payment stage the application will be processed taking account of the 15 animals.