Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Ceisteanna (527)

Paul Connaughton

Ceist:

527. Deputy Paul J. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a farmer who currently has a land parcel area under appeal and is waiting on the result of the inspection can apply on the reduced area and if the appeal is successful, will receive the increased area retrospectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21245/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

A review of the land parcels declared by the person named under the 2013 Single Payment Scheme revealed that one of the land parcels declared by the person named contained ineligible features. As the person named applied submitted an application for a review of my Department’s decision, a visit by a Department official to verify the position was necessary to progress the matter. This verification visit was conducted, the file is being processed and person named will be informed of the outcome of his appeal, in writing, as soon as possible. Insofar as the 2014 Single Payment Scheme is concerned, the person named should base his application on the reduced land, on the understanding that, should his appeal be successful, my Department will automatically adjust his application to reflect the decision.