520. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of a partial depopulation grant for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37651/19] View answer
The information required to answer this query is not readily available at present as the file in question has been archived.
A response will issue to the Deputy as soon as possible after receipt of the necessary information.
The following deferred reply was received under Standing Order 42A
I refer to Parliamentary Question No. 37651/19 for answer on 17 September 2019. As outlined in response to the question, the file in question had to be retrieved from our archives to allow for a full review in line with the question asked. The investigation into this file has now been completed. In 2014, the herdowner in question was in direct contact with the Senior Superintendent Veterinary Inspector (SSVI) regarding his case. The SSVl explained to the herdowner that a decision was made on very strong epidemiological and disease control grounds not to partially or fully depopulate his herd. Mr Walsh was made aware of all factors which led to this decision which was subsequently vindicated on TB control grounds, as, other than one single reactor the herd subsequently tested clear.