Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Questions (252)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

252. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be issued payment under the 2012 disadvantaged area scheme; the reasons for the delay in payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10727/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under 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 concerned has been confirmed as having bovines and equines during calendar year 2012, requisite information in relation to sheep, to demonstrate compliance with the stocking requirements, is outstanding. My Department has been in contact with the applicant in this regard and on receipt of additional information, the case can be progressed.