Dáil Éireann - Volume 523 - 10 October, 2000
Written Answers. - Grant Payments.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
85. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive his cattle headage for 2000. [21208/00]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The person included 39.16 hectares in his 2000 area aid application. An area of 38.65 hectares was determined which is some 0.51 hectares or 1.32% less than the area claimed.
Under article 9 of EU Regulation 3887/92, no penalty is applied when the difference is less than 3%. Therefore, in this case no penalty is applied, leaving the area determined for payment purposes at 38.65 hectares. Any payments due will issue as soon as possible.
Dáil Éireann 523 Written Answers. Grant Payments.