Thursday, 30 May 2013

Questions (240)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

240. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a disadvantaged area scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26449/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, holdings of eligible applicants are 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 the holding of the person named was confirmed as having stock on the holding during 2012, the applicant failed to hold sufficient livestock numbers to meet the minimum six month requirement. Therefore no payment is due under the 2012 Scheme.