Dáil Éireann - Volume 550 - 20 March, 2002

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

  201. Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the position regarding a suckler cow appeal for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [8384/02]

  Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The herd owner lodged an appeal on 26 February 2002 concerning his 2001 suckler cow premium application. Appeals require individual examination and are dealt with in the order in which they are received. The appeal will be examined as soon as possible and the herd owner will be notified of the outcome.

  202. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a suckler cow payment; the payments made to this person for 2000 and 2001; the payment outstanding for 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8385/02]

  Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The person named applied for premium for eight cows under the 2000 suckler cow premium scheme. He has been paid his 100% entitlement of £884.34 for six cows, as he only holds quota for this number of cows.

  The person named applied for premium for six cows and one heifer under the 2001 suckler cow premium scheme. Following an inspection on the 7 December 2001, it was found that the applicant was not compliant with the requirements under the identification and registration of bovine animals. My Department wrote to the applicant on 15 March 2002 informing him that following a review of his case, it has been decided to allow payment on all animals submitted for 2001 suckler cow scheme up to his quota limit of six. The application is now being processed further and payment will issue as soon as possible.

  203. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the subsidies paid to a person (details supplied) in County [1147] Sligo in 1999 and 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8386/02]

  Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The person named was paid a total of £3,190.24 under the 1999 schemes comprising £1,006.80 under cattle headage, £1,262.07 under suckler cow premium, £360.68 under special beef premium and £560.69 under extensification premium.

  He was paid a total of £2,832.86 under the 2000 schemes comprising £883.20 under cattle headage, £1367.37 under suckler cow premium, £102.23 under slaughter premium and £480.06 under extensification premium.

  204. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development when a REP scheme payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [8414/02]

  Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): My Department is aware of the special circumstances in the case of the person named. Arrangements are being put in place to expedite any outstanding REPS payments, and these should issue within two weeks.