Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1197)

Jackie Cahill


1197. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a TAMS 2 scheme penalty in the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20015/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named made an application under the Dairy Equipment Scheme 27 July 2015 and a payment claim was submitted on 16 December 2016.

This application was subject to an on-farm inspection. It is a requirement that payments claimed are verified as part of such an inspection. In this case an issue arose in relation to the receipt for the Milking Machine, resulting in penalties and reductions being applied to the payment in respect of the investments.

A review of this decision was requested and a written reply issued on 15 May 2018 upholding the original decision. An appeal was subsequently submitted to the Agriculture Appeals Office. The Appeals Office decision was to disallow the appeal.