Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (612)

Niall Collins

Question:

612. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to set out the position regarding payment owed to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [22862/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

In order to comply with EU requirements, the 2009 Single Farm Payment/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme application of the person named was selected for a Cross Compliance inspection. This inspection identified breaches in relation to the cattle identification and registration requirements, specifically the requirement to maintain an accurate herd register for 5 years, resulting in a 5% penalty being applied to the 2009 payments under both the Single Farm Payment and Disadvantaged Areas’ Schemes. The breaches identified did not result in a penalty being applied to payments under the REPS 4 Scheme.

The person named was notified of the inspection decision on 18 December 2009. The person named appealed this decision and following a further examination of the case a letter, upholding the original inspection decision, issued on 5 June 2012. The person named was also informed of the right to appeal the outcome of the review to the independent Agriculture Appeals office within 3 months. The Agriculture Appeals Office has no record of any appeal from the person named.