Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (519)

Michael Lowry


519. Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason the dissolution of a farming partnership into a limited company has caused the dissolving of a GLAS contract (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25095/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The above-mentioned partnership was approved into GLAS 1 on 31 October 2015. The partnership subsequently requested to dissolve their partnership and transfer their GLAS contract to a limited company. Having regard to the governing regulations and the terms and conditions of the scheme, the Department decided that the GLAS contract could not be transferred in this case and this decision was communicated to the above mentioned partnership on 26 May 2019.

A request for a review of the decision of the Department was received on 6 June 2019 and the case is currently under review, in accordance with the usual internal review process. The applicant will be advised directly, once the process is complete and, if unsuccessful, will have the option of appealing the decision to the Agriculture Appeals Office.