Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (500)

Paul Connaughton

Question:

500. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on an appeal for disadvantaged area payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30102/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named is one of a number of applicants under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, whose cases were impacted by the requirement to have achieved a minimum stocking density on their holding in 2011 of 0.3 livestock units per forage hectare and who applied for, and were refused, derogation in this regard. The person named was notified of this decision on 16 October 2012.

However, the person named recently successfully appealed this decision, following which processing of the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application was recently finalised. Payment will shortly issue to the nominated bank account.