Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2045, 2046, 2047)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

2045. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a copy of the form 3 inspection report from an inspector after their inspection of a site (details supplied) on 19 February 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31819/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

2046. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide a copy of the report from an inspector at a site (details supplied) on 28 May 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31820/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

2047. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the final payment has been made to a company (details supplied) after an inspection of a forester at a site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31821/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2045 to 2047, inclusive, together.

The afforestation contract to which this question refers comprises four different forestry plots with three different owners. In accordance with a request from one of the owners, one of the four plots was removed from the contract eligible area which means that this plot is not eligible for grant and premium payments under the afforestation scheme.

The 2nd Instalment Grant in respect of the remaining eligible area for the forestry contract in question was paid on 28/06/2019 to the applicants’ registered forester, which is the company named, on the instruction of the multiple applicants on this contract.

Prior to payment of the 2nd Instalment Grant, the eligible area was inspected on 13/03/19 and 05/06/19. No inspection was carried out on 28/05/19.

If the applicants would like to receive any further detail about the situation with their afforestation contract, including a copy of the Form 3 Inspection Report, they should contact the 2nd Grant Section in the Forestry Division of my Department at Tel. No: 053 9163424.