Wednesday, 26 May 1999
Dáil Éireann Debate
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The person named submitted an application for assistance under the 1999 special fodder hardship fund scheme and qualifies for aid of £330. Arrangements are being make to issue payment as soon as possible.
100. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if a formal appeal is being processed in relation to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford in relation to his REP scheme payment in view of his dissatisfaction with the disallowance of a certain area ineligible for payment under the scheme; and if this matter will be reconsidered by way of appeal process. [14024/99]
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The person named submitted an application and agri-environmental plan dated 23/5/1995 for inclusion in the REP scheme. The total area claimed for REPS purposes was 52.52 hectares. It subsequently emerged that of the total area, 13.55 hectares were ineligible for payment under the scheme. The onus to ensure that the details submitted on the agri-environmental plan are correct lies with the applicant and his planner.
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