Written Answers. - Area Aid Applications.

Phil Hogan

Ceist:

235 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if he will review an area aid application for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny with a view to including this person in the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7768/01]

As stated in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 115 of 6 March 2001, a herdowner must submit a valid area aid application before the closing date of the area aid scheme for the relevant year in order for his area aid application to be admissible.

An application from the person named for the year 2000 was not received in the area aid unit until 26 January 2001 and consequently no area aid related payments can be made to him for the year 2000.