Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (448)

Peter Burke


448. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied); if a small discretion can be made for the minor omission; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named was selected for an inspection under the 2018 Young Farmers Scheme (YFS), which was carried out on the 13/03/2019.  A  letter issued on the 09/04/2019 outlining the findings of the inspection which determined that the person named was not in financial control of the holdings, as required under the Terms and Conditions of the Young Farmer Scheme. 

The person named submitted comments and additional documentation on the findings of the inspection and this was examined prior to the inspection outcome being finalised. A Formal Notice (FN) letter issued on the 29/04/2019 which advised that the inspection outcome remained as previously notified.

The person named sought a review of this decision and this review, by the District Inspector, is nearing completion. The person named will be notified by letter of the outcome of the review shortly.

In the event that the person named is dissatisfied with the outcome of the review, they can appeal the decision to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.