Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (418)

Éamon Ó Cuív


418. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when payment under the 2013 disadvantaged areas based scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the reason for the delay in issuing this payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24421/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A review of the land parcels declared by the person named under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme revealed that some of the land parcels declared by the person named contained ineligible features. As the person named submitted an application for a review of my Department’s decision, a visit by a Department official to verify the position was necessary to progress the matter. This verification visit was conducted and the file is being processed. The inspector, however, deemed more declared land to be ineligible as a result of the visit. The extra ineligible land means that the person named has now an over declaration penalty of more than 20% on his Disadvantaged Area claim, and as such will result in no Disadvantaged Area payment issuing. The person named will shortly be advised of the position and will be informed of her right to submit an appeal to the LPIS Appeals Committee.