Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ceisteanna (270)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

270. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a TAMS application by a person (details supplied) will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40335/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

An application was received from the person named under tranche 13 for the Dairy Equipment Scheme which passed the initial administrative checks but was not selected for approval under the ranking and selection process. The application then rolled over to tranche 14 and again did not pass the ranking and selection under this tranche. This application will now roll over again for consideration under tranche 15.   It is open to the person named to submit a new application bearing in mind that an applicant will receive additional marks where the costs provided are below the reference costs and the scheme requirements regarding deposits.   

The person named also applied for grant aid under tranche 15 for the Animal Welfare Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme of TAMS II.   This application has been subject to and passed the administrative checks required and will be subject to the ranking and selection process after the closure of tranche 15 on 4 October 2019 when all applications submitted under tranche 15 have been subject to these checks.  Ranking and selection is the process of ranking each application in each tranche using certain pre-defined criteria.  Details of this criteria for all TAMS II measures including the Animal Welfare Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme are available on the Department's website.