Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Ceisteanna (779, 780, 781, 782, 783)

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

832 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason the cow welfare scheme for 2009 has not been paid in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48233/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

The person named registered 39 animals under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme. Payment has issued in respect of 29 animals and payment in respect of a further 8 animals will issue shortly. The remaining 2 animals have errors associated with them and my Department has written to the applicant in connection with these errors.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

833 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason full rate of single farm payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48235/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person named submitted an application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme on 11 May 2010 and also submitted an application under the Consolidation measure of the Single Payment Scheme on 17 May 2010.

The 50% advance payment under the Single Payment Scheme, which issued on 18 October 2010 and the further 30% payment under the same Scheme, which issued on 01 December 2010, were based on land parcels which were cleared for payment at that stage only, a number of other land parcels listed on the Single Payment application of the person named required re-digitisation.

My Department has now completed this re-digitisation process and the 2010 Consolidation application submitted by the person named has been fully processed and deemed successful. Remaining payments due will issue shortly to the person named and this will result in full payment under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme.

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

834 Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a REP scheme payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48258/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The REPS application belonging to the person named was the subject of an on-the-spot inspection on 18 August 2010. Following this inspection, penalties totalling €2,699.44 were imposed for non-compliance with the Agri-Environmental Plan. The person named was informed of this penalty on 26 October 2010 and submitted an appeal on 28 October 2010. This appeal is currently being examined by my officials and they will be in contact with the person named directly on the outcome.

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

835 Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48260/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 13 April 2010. This application was selected for and was the subject of a Ground Eligibility and Full Cross Compliance inspection. During the course of the Cross Compliance inspection breaches were discovered in relation to Statutory Management Requirement number 1 concerning the conservation of wild birds. Specifically, it was found that plant species had been removed and burned from landscape features during the bird nesting season. Such activity is prohibited. This resulted in an overall cross compliance penalty of 1% being applied to the 2010 Single Payment.

A formal decision issued to the person named on the 8 November 2010 that advised him of his right to seek a review of the decision within 21 days to the District Inspector and of his right to appeal the outcome of any such review to the Independent Agriculture Appeals Office. The inspection process is complete and the application has been fully processed. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued on 23 December 2010. Advance payment under the Single Payment Scheme issued on the 16 December with the balancing payment issuing on 21 December 2010.

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

836 Deputy Seymour Crawford asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment and area aid payment will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48262/10]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Area Scheme was received from the person named on 17 May 2010. The 50% advance payment under the Single Payment Scheme, which issued on 18 October, the further 30% payment under the same Scheme, which issued on 1 December, as well as the 75% advance payment under the Disadvantaged Area Scheme which issued on 30 September, were on the basis of those parcels cleared for payment at that stage, as a number of other land parcels listed on the application of the person named required re-digitisation. However, following digitisation, an issue was revealed regarding an over-claim in respect of one parcel. My Department has written to the person named regarding this matter. On receipt of a satisfactory reply from the person named, the application will be further processed, with a view to the further payments due issuing shortly thereafter.