Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 19 February 1991

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 405 No. 3

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  163.  Mr. Finucane  Information on Michael Finucane  Zoom on Michael Finucane   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  This applicant has already been paid his grants under the 1990 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes. He did not apply under the 1990 special beef premium scheme.

  164.  Mr. Finucane  Information on Michael Finucane  Zoom on Michael Finucane   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a beef premium grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  Payments due to this applicant [633] under the 1990 special beef premium schemes are being processed and will issue shortly.

  165.  Mr. Ellis  Information on John Ellis  Zoom on John Ellis   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   if he will now pay headage grants due to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  This applicant has already been paid his grants under the 1990 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes.

  166.  Mr. Ellis  Information on John Ellis  Zoom on John Ellis   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   if he will now pay headage grants due to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  Payments due to this applicant under the 1989 special beef premium and calf premium schemes and under the 1990 cattle and equines headage and special beef premium schemes have already been made.

His payment under the 1989 cattle and equines headage scheme is being processed and will issue shortly. This payment was delayed pending receipt of a completed form regarding lands he had rented.

  167.  Mr. Ellis  Information on John Ellis  Zoom on John Ellis   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   the present position regarding the payment of reactor grants to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  The reactor grants due to the person named have been paid.

  168.  Mr. Creed  Information on Michael Creed  Zoom on Michael Creed   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a grant for a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was passed by the local office for payment; and when the applicant can expect to receive same.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  The grant will be paid as [634] soon as possible. The completion of the work in this case was certified by the local office on the 12 February 1991.

  169.  Mr. Crowley  Information on Frank Crowley  Zoom on Frank Crowley   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a headage grant and beef premium grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

  180.  Mr. Yates  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a suckler cow and a beef premium will issue, for 1990 to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will expedite same.

  181.  Mr. Aylward  Information on Liam Aylward  Zoom on Liam Aylward   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   if he will arrange early payment of a beef subsidy to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.

  186.  Mr. Farrelly  Information on John V. Farrelly  Zoom on John V. Farrelly   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a suckler cow subsidy and a beef subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  I propose taking Questions Nos. 169, 180, 181 and 186 together.

Payments due to the applicants named are being processed and will issue shortly.

The person named in Deputy Farrelly's question is also an applicant under the EC suckler cow scheme for small scale milk producers. Payments under this scheme are not due to commence until next July. If the applicant is found to be eligible payment will issue to him in or after July.

  170.  Mr. Crowley  Information on Frank Crowley  Zoom on Frank Crowley   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a cattle headage grant and reactor grant payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  This applicant's payments under the 1990 cattle and equines headage and special beef premiums scheme are being processed and will issue shortly.

[635] The reactor grants will be paid as soon as possible.

  171.  Mr. Crowley  Information on Frank Crowley  Zoom on Frank Crowley   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   when a headage grant and beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and the reason for the delay in issuing payment.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  The grant due to this applicant under the 1990 special beef premium scheme will issue as soon as possible. He did not apply under any other 1990 cattle scheme. The delay in making the payment is due to teething problems encountered in the new administrative arrangements introduced for the implementation of the scheme this year.

  172.  Mr. Aylward  Information on Liam Aylward  Zoom on Liam Aylward   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   if he will arrange immediate payment of a farm development grant for a slatted unit to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny as the work was inspected and passed some months ago.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  Notification of the completion of the work in this case was received at the end of January. It will now be inspected and if found satisfactory the grant will be paid as soon as possible.

  173.  Mr. Moynihan  Information on Michael Moynihan  Zoom on Michael Moynihan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   the total number of applications received by Bord Fáilte for the development of agri-tourism projects; the number that have been approved; and the number which have completed the developments.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  To date 51 applications have been received by Bord Fáilte under the scheme of grant aid for investments in agri-tourism which operates in the less favoured areas. Work has been completed and grant paid in respect of 16 of these projects and approval for grant aid [636] has issued in respect of a further 20 applications.

  174.  Mr. Cowen  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy   if he will arrange for a creamery (details supplied) in County Offaly to release a cheque from his Department payable to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Information on Michael O'Kennedy  Zoom on Michael O'Kennedy  My Department have made the appropriate refund in this case. The settling of the producer's debt is a matter for resolution between the co-operative and the producer concerned.


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