Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Questions (169)

Willie Penrose

Question:

169. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to ensure a person (details supplied) is paid the appropriate compensation due for their reactor animals and is now called to sell as per the clearance furnished on 14 February 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14411/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The holding in question was restricted due to a TB breakdown with effect from 22 March 2013. A total of 93 reactor animals were identified and removed during this breakdown. The herd has been de-restricted since 20 February 2014.

However, a number of discrepancies were identified in the context of the restriction relating to identification of animals on this holding. Officials of my Department have been in ongoing contact with the herd owner with a view to having these resolved. Compensation payments are being withheld pending resolution of the outstanding discrepancies.