Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 19 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Milk Quota.

  123. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if an allocation of milk quota made in 1996 to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick and incorrectly forwarded to another person will be made available to them and retrospective credit made for this mistake. [16772/05]

  Mary Coughlan: Allocations of milk quota from the national reserve are granted on the basis of recommendations made by the Milk Quota Appeals Tribunal. The tribunal was established to consider and advise on applications for additional quota from producers who have suffered severe hardship in the context of the milk quota system. [1646] An application to the tribunal was first received from the person in question in 1996. The tribunal examined his application but did not recommend an allocation of quota on that occasion. The person’s application was reviewed again in 1997 but no allocation was recommended. He applied to the tribunal in the 2004-05 quota year and his case was examined in March 2005. The tribunal recommended an allocation of quota effective from the 2004-05 milk quota year. Notification of this allocation has issued to the person and his co-operative. It is not the case that an allocation was incorrectly granted to another person.