Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (531)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

531. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an oral hearing will be facilitated in the case of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26164/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The above-named partnership was approved into GLAS 1 on 1 October 2015 and received payments for scheme years 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The GLAS application was subsequently rejected as the above-named partnership failed to submit a BPS application for 2018 as required under the scheme. A request was subsequently received to transfer the GLAS contract to a Herd Number from 2018 as the partnership had been dissolved in December 2017.

Having regard to the governing regulations and the terms and conditions of the scheme, the Department decided that the GLAS contract could not be transferred in this case. The above named partnership was informed of this decision by letter dated 10 April 2019 and were advised of the option of appealing the decision to the Agriculture Appeals Office (AAO).