Dáil Éireann - Volume 533 - 28 March, 2001
Written Answers. - Grant Payments.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
115. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo is entitled to further headage and premia payments for 2000. [9197/01]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The 2000 area aid application for the person named was randomly selected for inspection in accordance with EU regulations. The person named claimed a total of 21.25 hectares on his area aid application. Following the inspection an area of 18.83 hectares was determined. This represents a difference of 2.42 hectares or 12.85% between the area claimed and that determined.
Under article 9 of EU regulation 3887-92, the penalty is based on double the difference when the difference between area claimed and area found is between 3% and 20%. Therefore in this case a penalty of 4.84 hectares has to apply, leaving the area for payment purposes at 13.99 hectares. Payment of his entitlement under the 2000 cattle headage scheme, amounting to £713.80, has now been issued to him as has his entitlement of £884.34 under the 2000 suckler cow premium scheme. No penalties applied to these payments.
The 2000 extensification premium applications are currently being processed. A calculation of the stocking density for the person named will be  completed and if within the stocking density requirement payment will issue in June 2001.
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