§ Mr. Sawford
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the most common reasons for rejecting claims made under the Beef Special Premium Scheme. 
§ Ms Quin
The most common reasons for rejecting claims as a percentage of the total rejections are as follows:
- 1. Beef cattle stocked more intensively than two livestock units per hectare (58 per cent.).
- 2. Significant claimant errors which cannot be disregarded under EU regulations (10 per cent.).
- 3. Discrepancies discovered during inspection (5 per cent.).