Written Answers. - Estimates for the Public Service.

Thursday, 25 February 1993

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 426 No. 7

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  53.  Mr. Crowley  Information on Frank Crowley  Zoom on Frank Crowley   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   if the estimate in his 1993 budget is sufficient to allow all headage payments to be made by November 1993.

  136.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason for the 28 per cent reduction in the 1993 Estimates under Vote 32 M.3.

  137.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the way in which the figure £17.3 million is estimated under Vote No. 32 M.13; and the purpose for which this money is intended.

  138.  Mr. Hilliard  Information on Colm M. Hilliard  Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the way in which the 1993 Estimate of £31.4 million will be distributed under Vote 32 B.2.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  I propose to take Questions Nos. 53, 136, 137 and 138 together.

Subhead B2 Teagasc — grant in aid for general expenses — will be paid to Teagasc in a number of payments throughout 1993.

Subhead M3 — aids to farmers in certain favoured areas — is reduced as a result of the bringing forward into 1992 — by way of a Supplementary Estimate — of £20 million payments due in 1993. When this is taken into account the level of headage payments to be made in 1993 will be similar to that originally provided for 1992.

Subhead M13 — Leader and INTERREG — is intended to fund these schemes pending part recoupment by the EC Commission. The provision is confirmation of the Government commitment [1829] to these rural development initiatives.


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