Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (597)

Michael Creed


597. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has yet to be paid their 2008 single farm payment; if he will make arrangements for immediate payment of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10219/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the terms and conditions of the Single Payment Scheme, an applicant, as well as meeting the Scheme criteria, is required to comply with EU regulatory requirements relating to cross compliance in the areas of public, animal and plant health, environment and animal welfare.

In this case, application by the person named under the Single Payment Scheme is currently being reviewed arising from an earlier investigation which lead to prosecution and conviction under animal disease and identification legislation. The applicant will be notified of the outcome of this process, including details of any outstanding monies due following application of any penalties arising, as soon as possible. Following this, the applicant will have available the normal right of access to the internal review process and, if necessary, to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.