Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (604)

Pat Breen

Question:

604. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an agri-environment options scheme payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22660/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The persons named was approved for participation in the 2010 Agri-Environment Options Scheme with effect from 1 September 2010 and full payments have issued in respect of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Scheme years. During a 2013 inspection, the persons named were found to have non-compliances in respect of the Traditional Hay Meadow action. A letter issued to the persons named notifying them of the inspection findings and setting out the appeal option. As no appeal was received by my Department, the application is being processed on the basis of the inspection findings with the intention of issuing payment in respect of 2013, less penalties, at the earliest opportunity.