Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Ceisteanna (302)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

302. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding an application under the single farm payment in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14746/15]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The person named above submitted a Transfer of Entitlements application to the District Veterinary Office in Tralee on 13 May 2013. This application was requesting the transfer of 14.49 entitlements by way of sale from another herd owner to the person named. The application was subsequently received in the Transfer of Entitlements Section on 15 May 2013.

The person named did not have a herd number at the time he submitted the application form and therefore it was not possible to process the transfer at that time. The person named did not subsequently contact the Transfer of Entitlements section to confirm that he had been registered as a herd owner, as set out at section 7 of the Notes for Completing the 2013 Transfer of Entitlements Form, in order to facilitate the processing of the transfer.

As it is now apparent that the person named is a registered herd owner, my Department will contact the individual directly with a view to reviewing his 2013 Transfer of Entitlements application.