Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Technical Assistance Grants.

Thursday, 13 April 1972

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 260 No. 2

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Mr. Bruton: Information on John Bruton  Zoom on John Bruton  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries if he will indicate to whom, how much and for what purpose technical assistance grants under subhead B.10 of his Department's Estimate were paid during 1971-72.

Mr. J. Gibbons: Information on James M. Gibbons  Zoom on James M. Gibbons  The reply is in the form of a tabular statement which, with the permission of the Ceann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Recipient Organisations or Industries Purpose of Grants Amount of grants paid
Agriculture-based Industries Attendance of managerial and supervisory staff at training courses 6,659
do. Study visits abroad by technical and other personnel 5,625
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Universities, County Committees of Agriculture, etc. Studies abroad by scientific and technical personnel and engagement of foreign experts and lecturers 20,146
Rural and Farming Organisations Attendance of representatives at appropriate conferences at home and abroad, organisation of courses, exchange etc. 1,591
Bacon Curing Engagement of management and other consultants to advise on the improvement of efficiency 7,340
Milk Processing do. 3,300
Horticultural do. 510
General Agricultural Co-operatives do. 2,650
Fish Processing do. 773
Fresh Meat do. 4,195
Animal By-products do. 1,725
Flour and Provender Milling do. 1,575
Grain and Seed do. 2,500
Total £58,589

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