Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Ceisteanna (333, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343)

John Perry

Ceist:

381 Deputy John Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim will receive their single farm payment as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2029/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

An application under the Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on the 17 May 2010. This application was selected for a Ground Eligibility and Full Cross Compliance inspection. During the course of the Cross Compliance inspection the following non compliances were found under Statutory Management Requirements relating to animal identification and registration. The bovine herd register was not presented or maintained and three animals over 30 days old were not tagged. The ovine flock register was not presented or maintained. Ovine dispatch dockets were not presented or maintained and there were discrepancies on annual census figures submitted to the central database.

This resulted in an overall Cross Compliance penalty of 5% being applied to the 2010 Direct Payments. A formal decision issued to the person named on the 14 December 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. Payments under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme issued on 22 December 2010. Advance payment under the Single Payment Scheme issued on 16 December with the balancing payment issuing on 21 December 2010.

John Perry

Ceist:

382 Deputy John Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive their single farm payment as a matter of urgency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2030/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 13 April 2010. The 50% advance payment, which issued on 18 October and the further 30% payment, which issued on 1 December, 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. This process was completed in early December, following which the final balancing payment issued to the person named on 14 December 2010.

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

383 Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment will issue to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2046/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme/Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was received from the person named on 27 April 2010. Payments under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme and Disadvantaged Areas Scheme have commenced nationally on 18 October 2010 and 22 September 2010 respectively. The person named submitted an application with 23 land parcels, 15 of which require re-digitisation. Payments under the Single Payment Scheme were made, in respect of already digitised eligible land parcels, on 18 October 2010 and 1 December 2010. Payment under the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme was made in respect of eligible land parcels on 22 September 2010.

My Department is currently completing the re-digitisation of the remaining 15 land parcels. Immediately this process is complete, provided no further errors are identified, the application will be processed in full with a view to payments due under both Schemes issuing shortly thereafter.

Michael Lowry

Ceist:

384 Deputy Michael Lowry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason for refusal to pay the suckler welfare scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick; the way in which this person can re-apply for the scheme. [2050/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Under the Terms and Conditions of the Suckler Welfare Scheme, applicants undertake to implement, for the full term of the Scheme, specific measures on all eligible suckler cows and the calves they are suckling. Applicants are also required to record all details of each measure on the Department's database through the Animals Event System. The person named did not submit any information relating to the measures, as he is required to do, in respect of 2008, and is, therefore, not eligible for payment under the Suckler Welfare Scheme for this year and subsequent years.

Billy Timmins

Ceist:

385 Deputy Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding single farm payment and subsidy in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2052/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

While an application requesting a transfer of ten Single Payment entitlements from the person named to another farmer by way of sale was received by my Department on 17 May 2010 and was subsequently fully processed and the entitlements transferred to the third party, my Department has no record of having received an application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme application form from the person named. I have now arranged for an official of my Department to make direct contact with the person named regarding this matter.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

386 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has not received payment for 6.8 hectares of land leased to Coillte; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2055/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I understand that payment of the relevant afforestation grant is held pending receipt by my Department of provenance certificates from the applicant's forestry company. The company in question have been informed of the reason for the delay in making the payment.

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

387 Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway has been deemed ineligible for the 70% farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2057/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The person concerned is an applicant under the Farm Waste Management Scheme and has been found not to meet the requirements of a young trained farmer as laid down in the Scheme. The decision concerned is, however, subject to review within my Department and my Department will notify him of the outcome as soon as the review has been completed.

David Stanton

Ceist:

388 Deputy David Stanton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2096/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 17 May 2010. It was necessary to transfer entitlements to the person named (from the late spouse of the person named) in order that payment could issue. This process is now complete and payments due to the person named will issue shortly.

Phil Hogan

Ceist:

389 Deputy Phil Hogan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a single farm payment will issue to an person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2097/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 13 April 2010. Following processing, as no errors were identified full payment issued; the 50% advance issuing on 18 October and the balance issuing on 1 December 2010.

Phil Hogan

Ceist:

390 Deputy Phil Hogan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when single farm payment will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2098/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

An application under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme was received from the person named on 13 May 2010. During the validation of the application, an overlap was identified in respect of one land parcel. The matter was resolved following correspondence with the person named and full payment issued on 8 December 2010.

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

391 Deputy Seymour Crawford asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan can expect to receive their REPS 4 payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2116/11]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Payment to the person named will issue within 10 days.