Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (541)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

541. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry who had to sell some of their stock due to health issues will qualify for an area aid payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13018/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person concerned has already received payment in respect of the 2012 Single Payment and Disadvantaged Areas Schemes. As regards 2013, the case will be assessed in the context of processing of applications submitted under the 2013 Schemes at the appropriate time. However, the principles of Force Majeure/Exceptional Circumstances will continue to be provided for within Scheme criteria to enable particular circumstances to be appropriately considered.