Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (217)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

217. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an appeal regarding on overclaim for a single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33624/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The inspection process identified an over claim of 0.86 hectares in this case. The governing EU Regulations require that where an over claim of greater than 3%, but less than 20%, is identified, as was the case here, a penalty of twice the difference between the area claimed and that found must be applied. The person named appealed the penalty applied. The initial internal appeal process resulted in no change to the original findings and the appellant has been advised of this and of the right of appeal to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.