Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (432)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

432. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding headage payments in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11335/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, the holdings of eligible applicants were 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. As the applicant has not as yet demonstrated that the holding satisfies the scheme minimum stocking density requirements, as of now, no payment is due in respect of the 2012 Scheme. My Department has been in direct contact with the person named to clarify the matter.