Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (430)

James Bannon


430. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a suckler welfare scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11304/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named registered 8 animals for the 2011 Suckler Welfare Scheme. The Terms and Conditions require that applicants undertake to carry out and notify to my Department, the requisite measures for the full 5 year duration of this Scheme. In August 2011, applicants were informed of the requirement to notify the details of these measures within one year of the date of birth of the animal. In this particular instance the animals were born between June and October 2011and all of the required data in relation to the measures carried out on these animals has not been received to date. In order for the case to be considered further the person concerned should write to the Review Officer, Suckler Welfare Scheme, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Government Offices, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, setting out the reasons as to why the data was not submitted within the required timeframe and provide any supporting documentation.