Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Ceisteanna (644)

Jim Daly

Ceist:

655 Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding a suckler welfare scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34631/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

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

The person named registered thirty five animals under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme. Payment has already issued in respect of seven animals and payment for a further eleven animals will issue this week. Errors were identified with three of the animals but clarification has now been received and payment will issue in the coming weeks if no more errors are identified in relation to these animals.

Errors have also been identified on the remaining fourteen animals and letters have issued today to the applicant advising him that these animals are not eligible for payment.

The person named registered fourteen animals in the Suckler Welfare Scheme during 2010. Payment has already issued in respect of six of these animals while errors have been identified for the remaining eight. Letters issued to the applicant in relation to these matters on 23rd January 2012 and to date no reply has been received.

A total of twenty animals were registered in the Suckler Welfare Scheme during 2011. To date payment has issued in respect of seventeen of these animals while errors have been identified in respect of two animals. Letters have issued recently advising the applicant of these errors and they may be considered for payment pending an appropriate reply.

The remaining animal can be considered for payment following receipt of the necessary weaning information and subject to the required validations.