Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (513)

Patrick O'Donovan


513. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application for agri-environment options scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12533/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application under the Agri-Environment Options Scheme from the person named was received in my Department on 7 December 2012.

The initial processing of the applications has been completed and acknowledgement letters have issued to all applicants. The detailed actions listed in each application are currently being recorded and all applications will be ranked and selected according to the predetermined selection criteria. This process is expected to take a number of weeks and letters will issue to all applicants informing them of the outcome of the selection process in due course. In the event that any queries arise on the application of the person named during this process officials in my Department will be in direct contact with the person named.