Thursday, 31 January 2019

Ceisteanna (200)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

200. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a person (details supplied) has grounds for appeal with respect to an areas of natural constraint application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4716/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Under the Terms and Conditions of the 2018 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) applicants must comply with a stocking density retention period of 7 consecutive months within the calendar year.

The person named became an active herd owner on 18 April 2018 and submitted a BPS/ANC application on 10 May 2018. As animals were only moved on to the holding of the person named on 8 June 2018, the person named failed to comply with requirement to retain adequate stock for 7 consecutive months within the calendar year.

An official of my Department has been in touch with the person named and a full review of the circumsrtances of this case will be undertaken.