Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Questions (229)

Tom Fleming


229. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the 2012 headage payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41275/13]

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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 had a minimum stocking density on their holding in 2011 of 0.3 livestock units per forage hectare. My Department wrote to all concerned applicants in August 2012 allowing them the opportunity to seek derogation from this requirement. However, to date, my Department has no record of receiving an application for derogation in this case. Therefore, as the holding of the person named did not meet the 2011 minimum stocking requirement and as the person named was not granted derogation from this requirement, no payment is due under the 2012 Scheme.