Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 18 February 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 415 No. 8

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  411.  Mr. Sheehan  Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive payment of his farm grant.

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.

  412.  Mr. Sheehan  Information on P. J. Sheehan  Zoom on P. J. Sheehan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive payment of his beef premium grant.

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

  413.  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 pollution grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick.

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

  414.  Mr. Yates  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when payment under the suckler cow scheme and the beef premium scheme will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The applications received from this person under the 1991 suckler cow premium and special beef premium schemes are being processed and if found in order payments will issue shortly.

  415.  Mr. Yates  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason a beef premium payment has not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will expedite same.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payments due to this person [2171] under the 1991 suckler cow premium and beef cow schemes are being processed and will issue shortly. He did not apply for grants under the 1991 special beef premium scheme.

  416.  Mr. Yates  Information on Ivan Yates  Zoom on Ivan Yates   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason, despite repeated promises by the various sections in his Department, no headage ewe premium has been paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; when this payment will be made; and if he will expedite same in view of the fact that it was a departmental error of classification that caused the delay in the first instance.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The first and second instalments of the 1991 ewe premium were paid to the person named in September and November 1991. The third and final instalment will be paid in March-April 1992 when the exact amount of that instalment is fixed by the EC Commission. The supplementary payment of £3.52 per ewe will be included with this instalment. Payment of the 1991 sheep headage grant was delayed because of the necessity to check the location of flockowners holdings following the extension and reclassification of the disadvantaged areas. In this case, five separate folios comprising nine different townlands had to be examined to establish his exact entitlement under the sheep headage scheme. This has now been established and payment of the 1991 sheep headage grant will be made within the next week.

  417.  Mr. L. Fitzgerald  Information on Liam Fitzgerald  Zoom on Liam Fitzgerald   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a suckler calf premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Payment due to his person under the 1991 suckler cow scheme for small-scale milk producers is being processed and will issue shortly.


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