Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (246)

Pat Breen

Question:

246. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) in County Clare has not been facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10487/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named registered 12 animals for the 2011 Suckler Welfare Scheme. When initially applying to participate in the Scheme in 2008, applicants undertook to carry out and notify my Department of relevant measures carried out in respect of their animals for the full 5 year duration of this Scheme. In August 2011, applicants were informed of the requirement to notify details of such measures within one year of birth. In this particular instance, all 12 animals were born between February and June 2011 and data in relation to the measures carried out on these animals was not received until 18 December 2012.

In order that the case may be considered further, it will be necessary for the person concerned write to the Review Officer, Suckler Welfare Scheme, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Government Offices, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, setting out the circumstances surrounding the late submission of the data, and providing any supporting medical evidence.