Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (505)

Noel Harrington


505. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an appeal for grassland sheep scheme payments for 2010 and 2011 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12377/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Applications under the Grassland Sheep Scheme for years 2010 and 2011 have been received from the person named. As per the Terms and Conditions which govern the Grassland Sheep Scheme, applicants are required to submit a Sheep Census each year to my Department.

In view of disparities in data submitted by the applicant at different times, relating to the number of breeding ewes on the holding, my Department has requested submission of the flock book in order to verify the position at the time of census.