Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Ceisteanna (222)

Robert Troy

Ceist:

222. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a beef genomics payment will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [4595/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

In applying to join the Beef Data Genomics Programme (BDGP) the person named committed to participating in the programme for the full 6 years of the programme.

One of the requirements of the Programme is that a valid Basic Payment Scheme application is submitted to the Department on a year basis and on which all land parcels are declared. If the eligible forage hectares declared in any year is less than 80% of the maximum payable area notified to successful applicants in Year 1, due to the sale or transfer of the land, the applicant concerned will not be permitted to continue participation in BDGP.

As the person named did not declare the additional land on his Basic Payment Scheme application this land cannot be considered for payment under BDGP.

A letter will issue to the person named, in the coming days, detailing this decision. He will also be informed of how he can have the decision reviewed should he so wish and of his right to appeal the outcome of any such review to the independent Agriculture Appeals Office.