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Grant Payments.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 February 2009

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Ceisteanna (281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287)

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

379 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if an applicant (details supplied) in County Cork has been approved for payment. [3085/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

If the application and plan submitted by the person named pass the administrative checks, his REPS 4 contract will have a starting date of 1 January 2009 and his first payment will be due when the administrative checks for all 2009 payments are completed towards the end of 2009.

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

380 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment of a grant scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [3086/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named is an applicant for grant-aid under the Farm Waste Management Scheme. A decision will be made in respect of the application as soon as possible.

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

381 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment of a grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if this payment is to be made in one lump sum or over a phased period of time. [3087/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named is an applicant for grant-aid under the Farm Waste Management Scheme. A decision will be made in respect of the application as soon as possible.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

382 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be granted a REP scheme four. [3092/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

REPS 4 is a measure under the current Rural Development Programme 2007-13 and is subject to EU Regulations which require detailed administrative checks on all applications to be completed before the first payments issue. The first payments for 2008 REPS 4 applications issued last week to those whose applications required no correction following the administrative checks. Further payments will continue to be made as applications are cleared. Queries have arisen during the administrative checks on the plan of the person named and it is currently under further examination.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

383 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be granted REPS 4. [3093/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

My Department has no record of an application for REPS 4 from the person named. He received payment on 15 December 2008 for the third year of his REPS 3 contract.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

384 Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be granted the farm waste management grant. [3094/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named is an applicant for grant-aid under the Farm Waste Management Scheme. A decision will be made in respect of the application as soon as possible.

Ned O'Keeffe

Ceist:

385 Deputy Edward O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when payment of a scheme will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [3098/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named has 21 cows for payment processing under the scheme. Payments totalling €931.20 in respect of 12 animals have already issued. The remaining 9 animals are ineligible for payment at present, as their calves were moved from the holding to a mart on 2 September 2008, which was during the compulsory 4 weeks meal-feeding period prior to weaning. Although these animals were returned to the holding on the same date, my Department considers this to be a breach of the Terms and Conditions of the Suckler Welfare Scheme. The person named was written to on 23 October 2008 and informed that the 9 animals were ineligible for payment and given the right of appeal. A letter of appeal was received on 10 November 2008, and following contacts with the Suckler Herds Section of my Department in Portlaoise, further written explanation regarding the movement dated 2 September 2008 is awaited from the person named. Following receipt of this explanation, a final written decision will be made.

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