Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (603)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

603. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 521 of 13 May 2014 to set out the position regarding the grassland sheep scheme (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22628/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

To be eligible under the 2013 Grassland Sheep Scheme, as per the Terms & Conditions, applicants were required in their own right to fulfil a number of conditions, including Section 23 (iv) which provides that applicants under the Scheme must have submitted a 2012 Sheep Census Return by the deadline of 11 March 2013 detailing the number of sheep maintained on the holding. As the person named did not submit a 2012 Sheep Census, no payment is due under the 2013 Grassland Sheep Scheme.