Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Ceisteanna (253)

Martin Kenny

Ceist:

253. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of appeals and reviews waiting to be processed by the appeals section of his Department; the year the appeal or review was lodged; the scheme it relates to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4775/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Appeals when received are processed through a number of stages including requesting the Department statement and file for the appeal submitted, organising an oral hearing where one was requested, requiring, where necessary, additional information from an appellant or the Department, analysing and finalising the appeal decision and, in certain cases, obtaining legal advice.  There may be cases where appeals have been received but the appeal has not progressed due to legal proceedings or the non availability of the appellant.

The statistics requested for the number of appeals received by the Agriculture Appeals Office by scheme by year show the number of appeals that were received that are currently being processed that have not been closed/decided at this time. The statistics for the years 2013 to 2017 are included in the following table.

In regard to the number of reviews, the information is not readily available within the given timeframe for the years 2013 to 2017.  A reply will issue directly to the Deputy with the details of the number of reviews not finalised for those years.

Number of Appeals by year received and by scheme currently being processed not yet closed/ decided

Scheme ID

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme

4

Agri-Environment Options Scheme

3

9

Areas of Natural Constraint

7

Basic Payment Scheme

3

10

Basic Payment Scheme/ANC Inspection

2

Beef Data Genomics Programme

1

24

BPS - Admin - Nitrates

6

BPS - National Reserve 

3

BPS - Review of Entitlements 2015

1

BPS - Scottish Derrogation Scheme - 2015

2

BPS/ANC  - Cross Compliance

23

GLAS

1

24

Non-Valuation Aspects of Reactor Scheme

3

Organic Farming Scheme

1

Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS)

2

2

SFPS - Cross-compliance

3

5

SFPS - Other

1

SFPS - Over declaration of land/setaside

1

1

2

1

SFPS - Transfer of Entitlements

4

Sheep Welfare Scheme

3

TAMS II - Animal Welfare, Safety & Nutrient

1

TAMS II - Dairy Equipment Scheme

2

TAMS II - Low-Emission Slurry Spreading

1

TAMS II - Organic Capital Investment Scheme

1

TAMS II - Young Farmers Capital Investment Scheme

5

Young Farmers Scheme

4

Grand Totals

0

1

1

17

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