Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Wednesday, 18 January 1984

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 347 No. 1

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529.

Dr. O'Hanlon: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a headage payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

530.

Dr. O'Hanlon: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  asked the Minister for Agriculture when headage payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

He will, along with 140,000 other farmers, be paid premium on calves born between 1 January 1983 and 15 June 1983 during the next round of payments under the EEC Calf Premium Scheme which will commence later this month and continue for a further two months.

531.

Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn: Information on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  Zoom on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a reactor grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  Arrangements have been made for payment of the appropriate grants at an early date.

532.

Mr. Molloy: Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will pay cattle and sheep headage grants to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle and sheep headage grants under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batches which include his payments are processed.

533.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a calf heifer subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his 1983 calved heifer grant as soon as the batch which includes his payments is processed.

534.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a 1983 cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  As soon as the person named supplies the documentary evidence of ownership of lands which he has been requested to supply, his application for cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes will be processed.

535.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will expedite payment of a water grant under the farm modernisation scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  It is a condition for the payment of grants to development farmers under the Farm Modernisation Scheme that an extract of farm accounts is submitted for each year of the farm development plan.

The applicant in this case is a development farmer. As the relevant farm accounts extracts have not been received for part of the period concerned he has [185] forfeited entitlement to the development rate of grant and to the special aids available to development farmers. Payment at the lower rate will be made when normal processing procedures have been completed.

536.

Mr. E. O'Keefe: Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe  asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will expedite payment of a farm modernisation grant for fence removal and a roadway to a person (details supplied) in County Cork as it is outstanding for some time.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The grant will be paid shortly together with a number of other grants certified about the same time.

537.

Mr. E. O'Keeffe: Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a calved heifer subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

538.

Mr. E. O'Keeffe: Information on Ned O'Keeffe  Zoom on Ned O'Keeffe  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a calved heifer subsidy (EEC) will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  I propose to take Questions Nos. 537 and 538 together as the person named is the same in each case.

He will be paid 1983 Calved Heifer Scheme grant as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

He will, along with 140,000 other farmers, be paid premium on calves born between 1 January 1983 and 15 June 1983 during the next round of payments under the EEC Calf Premium Scheme which will commence later this month and continue for a further two months.

539.

Mr. J. O'Leary: Information on John O'Leary  Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister for Agriculture when the 1983 EEC headage grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry, for both cows and calves.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

[186] He will, along with 140,000 other farmers, be paid premium on calves born between 1 January 1983 and 15 June 1983 during the next round of payments under the EEC Calf Premium Scheme which will commence later this month and continue for a further two months.

540.

Mr. J. O'Leary: Information on John O'Leary  Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister for Agriculture the reason for the long delay in paying a western drainage grant to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry in view of the fact that the work was passed for payment early in October 1983; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The grant of £1,129 has been paid.

541.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Agriculture if a calved heifer subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named has been requested to produce evidence of slaughter of four cows which were not present in his herd when inspected. When he does so, my Department will process his application.

542.

Mr. J. Walsh: Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Agriculture if a 1983 cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

543.

Mr. J. O'Leary: Information on John O'Leary  Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister for Agriculture when an EEC cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

544.

Mr. J. O'Leary: Information on John O'Leary  Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister [187] for Agriculture when an EEC cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid her cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes her payment is processed.

545.

Mr. J. O'Leary: Information on John O'Leary  Zoom on John O'Leary  asked the Minister for Agriculture when an EEC cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The person named will be paid his cattle headage grant under the 1983 Disadvantaged Areas Schemes as soon as the batch which includes his payment is processed.

546.

Dr. O'Hanlon: Information on Rory O'Hanlon  Zoom on Rory O'Hanlon  asked the Minister for Agriculture when a payment under the western package will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan.

[188]Minister for Agriculture (Mr. Deasy): Information on Austin Deasy  Zoom on Austin Deasy  The grant of £2,180 will be paid shortly together with a number of other grants certified about the same time.


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