Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (784)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

784. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when details of an overclaim will issue to farmers of a commonage (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44195/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named submitted a 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application on 14 March 2019 in which he declared a share on two commonages in County Kerry.

As outlined by the Deputy, an over claim has occurred on the Shanahill commonage and my Department is currently reviewing this over claim.

The person named was requested to submit commonage evidence. However, the details submitted are not sufficient as they do not cover the full declaration made by him on his BPS application. An official from my Department has been in touch with the person named regarding the additional commonage evidence required. Once the additional information is received, my Department will further process his application.