Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (250)

Frank Feighan


250. Deputy Frank Feighan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application for disadvantaged area scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon. [10666/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, holdings of eligible applicants are required to have met a minimum stocking density of 0.15 livestock units for a retention period of six consecutive months, in addition to maintaining an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year.

While the holding of the person named was confirmed as having bovines from 17 July 2012, this is not a sufficient period to satisfy the six month minimum requirement and to date my Department has no details of any additional livestock on the holding. Therefore, as of now, no payment is due under the 2012 Scheme.