Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Thursday, 13 February 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 415 No. 7

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  219.  Mr. Crowley  Information on Frank Crowley  Zoom on Frank Crowley   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   if he will outline, (a) the number of beef premium applications for the 1991 scheme processed in Cork up to 31 January 1992, (b) the number of applications approved for payment and (c) the number of applications which were rejected by the computer in Dublin.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The number of 1991 special beef premium applications processed in Cork up to 31 January 1992 was 8,450. The number approved for payment and actually paid is 4,406 and the number rejected by the computer is 3,924. These are being re-examined with a view to determining the number of cases in which grants can be paid.

  220.  Mr. Carey  Information on Donal Carey  Zoom on Donal Carey   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be paid his headage, suckler cow and beef premiums for 1991; and when this file was passed from the Ennis office of his Department.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant has already been paid his grants under the 1991 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes. His application under the 1991 special beef premium scheme is being processed at present and if found in order payment will be made shortly. Files were passed from the Ennis office on 19 December 1991 in regard to the cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium and on 6 January 1992 in respect of the special beef premium scheme.

  221.  Mr. Carey  Information on Donal Carey  Zoom on Donal Carey   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be paid his headage, suckler cow and beef premiums for 1991; and when this file was passed from the Ennis office of his Department.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant has already been paid his grant under the 1991 suckler cow premium scheme. His applications under the 1991 cattle and equines headage and special beef premium schemes are being processed at present and if found in order payments will be made shortly. The files [1926] were passed from the Ennis office on 11 December 1991, 10 and 24 January 1992, respectively.

  222.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a special beef scheme payment will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The person named has been deemed ineligible for grants under the 1991 special beef premium scheme as one of the animals on which he applied for premium was a female. He is not the registered owner of the herd number quoted.

  223.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when suckler cow scheme payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The applicant's 1991 suckler cow premium scheme grant is being processed and if found in order payment will issue shortly.

  224.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when special beef premium and suckler cow scheme payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payments due to this applicant under the 1991 suckler cow premium and special beef premium schemes are being processed and if found in order will be made shortly.

  225.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a special beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This person lodged an application for the special beef premium scheme in the December 1991 application period. Following expiry of the minimum [1927] two months retention period, field and office checks will be carried out on applications lodged in this period and payments made as soon as possible after these checks are completed.

  226.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when an ERAD grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath who is now some months awaiting payment.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The director of ERAD has informed me that the reactor grants due to the person named will be paid within the next two weeks.

  227.  Mr. Creed  Information on Michael Creed  Zoom on Michael Creed   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be paid sheep headage and ewe premium grants.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The two persons named are husband and wife and each has a separate farm and herd number. The Deparment, however, are satisfied that both flocks are being managed as a single unit and arrangements are being made to amalgamate both herd numbers for grant purposes. The first and second instalments of the 1991 ewe premium have been paid to the husband in respect of his application and the corresponding instalments will be paid to the wife in respect of her application within the next three weeks. Only one sheep headage grant is payable in respect of the combined flock and the 1991 grant has already been paid to the husband.

  228.  Mr. Bradford  Information on Paul Bradford  Zoom on Paul Bradford   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the amount due to a person (details supplied) in County Cork in respect of the 1991 beef premium and suckler cow grant schemes; and when payment will issue.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant's grants under the 1991 beef premium scheme and suckler [1928] cow pemium scheme for small scale milk procedures are being processed for payment at present and if found in order grants of £667.85 in respect of the beef premium scheme and £685.40 in respect of the suckler cow scheme will issue to him shortly. He has already been paid a grant of £1,550 under the 1991 beef cow and equines headage scheme.

  229.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Grants due to this applicant under the 1991 cattle and equines headage, suckler cow and special beef premium schemes are being processed at present and if found in order will issue shortly.

  230.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when payment of a cattle headage grant will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payments due to this applicant under the 1991 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes are being processed at present and if found in order will be made shortly. He did not apply for grants under the 1991 special beef premium scheme.

  231.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant has already been paid his grants under the 1991 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes. He did not apply for grants under the 1991 special beef premium scheme.

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  232.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payments due to this applicant under the 1991 cattle and equines headage and suckler cow premium schemes are being processed at present and if found in order will be made shortly. He did not apply for grants under the 1991 special beef premium scheme.

  233.  Mr. Kenny  Information on Enda Kenny  Zoom on Enda Kenny   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payment due to this applicant under the 1991 cattle and equines headage scheme is being processed at present and if found in order will be made shortly.

  234.  Mr. Finucane  Information on Michael Finucane  Zoom on Michael Finucane   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick as it has been sanctioned by the Limerick offices of his Department.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant's 1991 special beef premium scheme grant is being processed and if found in order payment will issue shortly. It has been provisionally passed for payment by the local office but is subject to a computer check on the eligibility of the animals.

  235.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a grant for a slatted shed will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This grant will be paid inside the next few weeks.

  236.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a special beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

[1930]Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  This applicant's 1991 special beef premium scheme grant is being processed and if found in order payment will issue shortly.


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