Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ceisteanna (283)

Noel Coonan

Ceist:

283. Deputy Noel Coonan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an application under the dairy equipment scheme will be finalised in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14525/15]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person concerned is an applicant under the TAMS Dairy Equipment Scheme. An application for grant aid under the Scheme was received on 30 December 2013 in respect of a milking machine and a water heater. A pre-approval inspection was carried out on 26 June 2014 and it was found that the milking machine and water heater had already been installed. The application was rejected and the person concerned was notified of this decision on 10 July 2014. It is a strict condition of the Scheme that aid will not be given for works commenced or equipment purchased or delivered before written approval has been issued to the farmer.