Dáil Éireann - Volume 587 - 15 June, 2004
Written Answers. - Grant Payments.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
165. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when suckler cow grant will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17554/04]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Mr. Walsh: The person named applied for premium for 16 animals under the 2003 suckler cow premium scheme. The application was processed for payment and an 80% advance instalment in respect of the 16 animals amounting to €2,869.12 issued on 29 October 2003.
Following an inspection it was discovered that two animals tag numbers 191546190147 and SKJT0007V were not compliant with identification and registration requirements as they had died and these events were not notified to CMMS. Animal tag number 191546190147 was part of the application lodged by the person named and has been rejected with a consequent penalty to be applied in accordance with paragraph 40 of the terms and conditions of the scheme. An identification and registration penalty in accordance with paragraph 43 of the terms and conditions of the scheme will apply in respect of the other unclaimed animal tag number SKJT0007V. The herd owner was notified of this and was given the opportunity to seek a review of his case but has not done so to date.
The application has now been processed for balancing payment in respect of 15 eligible animals subject to a 5.88% reduction penalty and a 5.58% identification and registration penalty. Payment will issue shortly.
Dáil Éireann 587 Written Answers. Grant Payments.