Thursday, 29 January 2004

Questions (88)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

85 Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason a cattle grant and other grants have not been awarded in 2003 to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2607/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The person named applied for premium on 17 animals under the 2003 suckler cow premium scheme. When processing the application it was found that according to CMMS records, animal tag number 181703530079 was not in the applicant's herd at the time of application. Details concerning the movement of this animal have since been updated and the animal is eligible for payment as applied on. Compliance checks with CMMS also showed that animal tag number 181952620104 was sold inside the six months retention period and would therefore require a replacement. The district livestock office of my Department has been in contact with the herdowner and a replacement animal has been nominated. The application is being processed further and payment will issue shortly.

Payment of his full entitlement under the 2003 area-based compensatory allowance scheme amounting to €2189.11 issued on 19 September 2003.