Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (565)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

565. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a farmer (details supplied) was not approved a grant under the tillage capital investment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29971/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named applied for a grant under the Tillage Capital Investment Scheme of TAMS II. This application was rejected as the applicant had insufficient hectares of eligible crops as per the Terms and Conditions of the scheme which states:

The Scheme is open to farmers who

(i) prior to submitting the online TAMS II application have a minimum of 15 hectares of eligible crops which have been declared under the Basic Payment Scheme or equivalent in the year of application or preceding year.

(ii) have a Department identifier

Fodder beet is not considered an eligible crop for the purposes of the TAMS scheme.