Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (630)

Michael Ring


630. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a decision will be made on a LPIS overpayment appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23161/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

As you may be aware my Department is currently examining 900,000 land parcels declared under the Single Payment Scheme and other area-based Direct Payment Schemes under a comprehensive LPIS review. As part of this review, ineligible areas were identified and removed from parcels declared by the person named and payments were reduced. The person named was notified of this decision and of his right of appeal. Following an appeal from the person named my Department has carried out a review and has rejected the appeal submitted by the person named. The person named has been written to in this regard and advised of his further right of appeal to the Independent LPIS Appeals Committee.