Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (642)

Michael Lowry

Question:

653 Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine he will review the penalties imposed on a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary further to an on-farm inspection in relation to single farm payment; his views on the fairness of the imposition of such; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34594/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

The person named was one of the joint registered herd-owners along with two others when the debt arose on their 2010 Single Payment Scheme application, following the imposition of a penalty as a result of a Cross Compliance farm inspection. Each of the registered herd owners in 2010 is, therefore, liable for share of the total debt in their own right. My Department will now make arrangements for recovery of the debt from each of the parties.