Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (290)

Terence Flanagan


293 Deputy Terence Flanagan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an appeal will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35534/12]

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

The person mentioned commenced in REPS 3 in September 2006 and received payments for the full five years of their contract. The Year 5 payment issued on 27th January 2011 for the amount of €3,198.10. However, following a later compliance inspection in the August 2012 a 100% clawback was imposed on 08th September 2011 amounting to €3,198.10 for failure to keep "field boundaries, hedgerows and stonewalls on a map included in Agri-environmental Plan retained at indicated". An appeal by the person named was received by the Agriculture Appeals Office on 7th March 2012. This file has been assigned to an Appeals Office and the case is currently under review. A decision will issue shortly from the Appeals Office.