Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (496)

Brendan Griffin


496. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a decision has been made in relation to an application for GLAS by a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22073/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was approved into GLAS 2 with a contract commencement date of 1 January 2016 and received all payments in respect of scheme year 2016.

However, the application was subsequently rejected from the scheme as the participant did not comply  with the requirements of the Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) action selected which required him to submit an annual return for the action.  Completed forms were due to be returned to the Department by 27 October 2017.  In this case, the form was not received despite the issue of a number of reminders.

Both the applicant and his advisor were informed of the option to appeal this decision to the Agriculture Appeals Office (AAO). My Department has not received notification from the AAO that an appeal was made to that Office.