Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (486)

Martin Heydon

Question:

486. Deputy Martin Heydon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a single farm payment and penalty dating back to 2008 in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; if he will advise what has happened since; the current position; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12218/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

On 15 May 2008 the person named made an application for Single Farm Payment. This application was subsequently selected for on farm inspection. The inspection took place on 9 September 2008. At that time the inspector found that the person named had over claimed by 5.11 hectares. As the over declaration was more than 2 hectares the payment was reduced by twice the area over declared. The person named was officially informed of this finding on 23 October 2008 and given the opportunity to appeal. The Single Farm Payment Unit do not have a record of an appeal been lodged.