Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (498)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

498. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the extent of any outstanding issues regarding compliance arising from accommodation provided in respect of animal welfare regulations in respect of a sow unit in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30051/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person concerned is an approved applicant under the TAMS Sow Welfare Scheme. The applicant now wishes to alter the dimensions of the building in respect of which approval has issued to him under the Scheme. In these circumstances, a confirmatory letter from the relevant local authority or, in its absence, revised planning permission from that authority will be required before grant payment can be made. The applicant will, of course, have to comply with the other provisions of the Scheme before payment can proceed.