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Agri-Environment Options Scheme Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 7 July 2016

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Questions (283)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

283. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if there are further options to seek a review or appeal of a decision by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20261/16]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named commenced their AEOS 1 Contract on 1 September 2010 for the contract period from 1 September 2010 to 31 December 2015. Payment issued in respect of 2010-2014 Scheme years.

Under the EU Regulations governing the Scheme and other area-based payment schemes, a comprehensive administrative check, including cross-checks with the Land Parcel Identification System must take place. During this check issues arose in respect of a parcel of Wild Bird Cover which was not declared as such for the full term of the contract. Recoupment was sought for all payments made on this action.

The person named has been advised of their right to appeal this decision to the Agriculture Appeals Office.

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