Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 03 November, 2004

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

  218. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a decision will be [1287] given on a force majeure application in the name of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27406/04]

  Mary Coughlan:The person named has been notified that the circumstances outlined do not satisfy the criteria for force majeure/exceptional circumstances under Article 40 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1782/2003 and has been advised to apply under the new entrant/inheritance measure of the single payment scheme. Processing of applications for consideration under the new entrant inheritance measure is ongoing and the person named will be notified shortly of the decision on her application.