Dáil Éireann - Volume 684 - 10 June, 2009

Written Answers. - Single Payment Scheme.

Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a herd number will be transferred to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [23178/09]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: The person concerned submitted documents regarding the transfer of Entitlement under the Single Payment Scheme to my Department’s office in Portlaoise. On 5 May, my Department advised the person to contact her local District Veterinary Office with regard to the transfer of the herd number. In order for this herd number to be transferred, a completed application for registration as a keeper of animals under the Disease Eradication Schemes must be submitted to the District Veterinary Office. No such application has been received from the person concerned. The relevant form (Form ER1) is available from the DVO at Michael Davitt House, Castlebar. Following receipt of a completed Form ER 1, the herd number can then be transferred, provided that my Department is satisfied that all the relevant criteria have been complied with.