Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (390)

John McGuinness


390. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application by a person (details supplied) under the TAMS scheme; and the reason a previous application failed. [38301/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

TAMS II is a demand-led scheme and, as provided for in the Terms and Conditions of the scheme, it has been necessary to roll over some applications for consideration in to the next tranche. This is due to the high level of applications received in the most recent tranches. All eligible applications are subject to the ranking and selection process on the basis of the specific marking criteria that apply under each measure. Details of these marks are available on the Department's website.

The person named submitted an application on 5 April 2019 under the Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme under which the ranking and selection cut off mark for tranche 13 was 46.42. The applicant scored 33.2. The application therefore automatically rolled over into Tranche 14.

The ranking and selection cut off mark for the Dairy Equipment Scheme in tranche 14 was 45.10. The applicant's marks were also below the cut off mark for Tranche 14. A letter issued to the person named informing them of the position on 12 September 2019. The application will be further considered under tranche 15. The applicant also has the right to withdraw this application and submit a revised version for consideration if they so wish.