Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (455)

Seamus Kirk

Question:

455. Deputy Seamus Kirk asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will re-examine the decision to refuse disadvantaged areas scheme 2012 payment to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11691/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Under the 2012 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, in addition to maintaining a minimum stocking density on their holding of 0.15 livestock units for a minimum retention period of six consecutive months, applicants were also required to maintain an annual average of 0.15 livestock units calculated over the 12 months of the scheme year. Payment under the 2012 Scheme did not issue to the person named as their holding did not satisfied the Scheme’s minimum stocking density requirements. Following a review of all livestock held on the holding and confirmation of compliance with the Scheme minimum stocking density requirements, the application is now processed with payment due to issue directly to the nominated bank account of the person named shortly.