Thursday, 18 April 2013

Questions (220)

Éamon Ó Cuív


220. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason payment under the single farm scheme or the disadvantaged area based scheme has not issued to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; if the horses owned by this person were included in the stocking density assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18081/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the 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. While initially the holding concerned could not be confirmed as having satisfied these requirements, following contact with the applicant, my Department understands that passports relating to donkeys on the holding will be submitted. On receipt, the matter can be progressed.

Full payment under the Single Payment Scheme issued on 10 January 2013.