Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2148)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

2148. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a farmer (details supplied), who appealed a case more than 12 months ago and had an oral hearing more than four months ago, will receive a decision on the case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34525/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Agriculture Appeals Office operates independently of my Department. I have been advised that the records of the Agriculture Appeals Office indicate that an appeal was received from the person named on the 19th October 2018 in respect of the GLAS Scheme and was assigned to an Appeals Officer.

The Department file was received in the Agricultural Appeals Office on the 13th November, 2018. An oral hearing of the appeal was held on 7th March 2019.

All of the facts of the case have been fully assessed, including any legal aspects, and a comprehensive decision letter issued by the Appeals Office on the 19th July, 2019.