Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 25 May, 2004
Written Answers. - Grant Payments.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
113. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive the 20% of their suckler cow premium due to them. [15556/04]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Mr. Walsh: An application for premium for six animals under the 2003 suckler cow premium scheme was lodged in the name of a relative of the person named. The application was processed for payment and an 80% advance instalment amounting to €1,075.92 issued on 29 October 2003.
My Department has since learned that the applicant is deceased and while the 20% balancing instalment is due to issue, payment cannot be made until the solicitors acting for the legal personal representatives of the estate  submit probate or some legal documents with instructions as to who should receive this payment. The solicitors have been contacted regarding this matter and a reply from them is awaited.
Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy
114. Mr. Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will give details of all outstanding payments due to a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding ewe premium payments; and when payment will be made. [15617/04]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Mr. Walsh: The person named was not an applicant under the 2003 ewe premium scheme. However, the herdnumber was registered in the name of the son of the person named on 21 December 2001 and he submitted applications under the 2003 and 2004 ewe premium schemes.
Payment under the 2003 ewe-supplementary premium and ewe national envelope was made on 21 October 2003 and 10 March 2004, respectively.
Under the 2004 ewe premium scheme an application involving 395 ewes was submitted on 23 December 2003. At an inspection of the flock on 6 February 2004 only 281 ewes were presented, 30 of which were rejected. The applicant was unable to account for the 114 missing ewes. Consequently he was advised on 9 May 2004 that this would give rise to a nil payment. He was formally notified of this decision on 12 May 2004 and he was advised that he could have this decision reviewed by forwarding a formal appeal to the local district inspector. He has not done so to date.
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