Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (293)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

293. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers that have had a penalty applied to their GLAS scheme payments for failure to comply under the rare breeds measure with the requirement to register each year with a society (details supplied); if a 100% penalty was applied in each case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26172/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

While my Department do not hold the specific information being requested, the scheme specifications state that applicants who select the Rare Breeds action must be a member of an approved breed society or studbook for the duration of the GLAS contract.

Where this condition is not satisfied, the action is rejected and a claw back of payments in respect of the action will be due. If there is no other priority action on the application, the entire application will be rejected and all GLAS payments will be recouped.