Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (492)

Robert Troy


492. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a sheep welfare payment will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [5230/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An application was received under the 2017 Sheep Welfare scheme from the person named on 20 January 2017 and he has been paid in full for 2017. Under the terms and conditions of the scheme, applicants who wished to continue in the scheme for 2018 were required to complete a Sheep Welfare Scheme continuance sheet prior to a closing date of 2nd February 2018. In this case, no continuation sheet was received in respect of the 2018 scheme year.

The person named contacted the Department on 15 January 2019 seeking a review of his case. He was advised to provide proof of postage for the Sheep Welfare continuance sheet in order to clarify the position.

Following this correspondence, the person named has informed officials that he did not obtain proof of postage in this case. Accordingly, he has been advised of his right to have this case further reviewed by the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.