Yates, Ivan

Tuesday, 21 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 449 No. 4

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Written Answers - Irish Countrywomen's Association.

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has to make a financial contribution to the Irish Countrywomen's Association for 1995 in recognition of its 85th anniversary.[3828/95]More Button

I propose this year to continue the tradition of support for the Irish Countrywomen's Association and Country Markets Ltd. by means of a grant of £12,000.More Button

Written Answers - Public Relations Budget.

Was asked: the public relations budget which has been allocated to his Department.More Button

A public relations budget of £20,000 has been allocated to my Department.More Button

Written Answers - Beef Tribunal Legal Fees.

Was asked: the current progress and likely outcome of his commitment to reduce legal fees arising from the beef tribunal; if he has considered entering into or has actually entered into discussions with persons ...More Button

The position relating to the legal costs incurred by some members of the present Government is that the sole member of the tribunal was satisfied that the award of their costs was justified. As I indi...More Button

Written Answers - Suckler Cow Quota.

Was asked: if he will have arrangements made to have a suckler cow quota issued on appeal to persons (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.More Button

The person named qualified for a suckler cow quota of six premium rights based on the number of eligible suckler cows thay had in 1992, the reference year. They had nine eligible cows in 1993 and appl...More Button

Written Answers - Nuclide Contamination in Sligo.

Was asked: the results of the monitoring and tests carried out on animals grazing in mountainous areas and, in particular the Ox mountains in County Sligo, giving the levels of nuclide contamination attributable...More Button

Was asked: if areas of significant or high levels of nuclide contamination have been identified in plants, vegetation and soils systems in certain mountains; and the figures, if any, there are relating to certai...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 170 and 171 together. Following the accident at Chernobyl in April 1986, deposition of radio-nuclides took place on Irish soils. While many of these were of relativel...More Button

Written Answers - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Was asked: if he will review the conditions of eligibility for the EU retirement scheme to ensure that farmers who ceased farming and transferred their lands prior to 30 July 1992, but where the transfer was not...More Button

The scheme of early retirement from farming which was introduced on 7 January 1994 provides that only land for which transfer/lease documents are signed on or after 30 July 1992 — the date of the intr...More Button

Written Answers - Livestock Exports.

Was asked: the steps, if any, he has taken to protect the export of Irish livestock; if an agreement has been reached with the EU in relation to exports; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I would refer the Deputy to my reply to Questions Nos. 3, 4, 5, 52 and 87 on this subject on Thursday last which set out the then position in relation to exports of live animals to EU member states. ...More Button

Written Answers - REPS Scheme.

Was asked: the number of farmers in the greater Connemara area, including Inisbofin and the Aran Islands, who have applied to participate in the REPS scheme.More Button

Thirteen farmers in the greater Connemara area, that is, west of Galway city, have applied to participate in the REPS scheme, of which there are none from Inisbofin or the Aran Islands.More Button

Written Answers - Herd and Flock Owners.

Was asked: the total number of herd and flock owners. The greater Connemara area, including the Aran Islands and Inisbofin.[3902/95]More Button

The total number of herd and flock owners in the greater Connemara area is 4,708 of which 3,879 are herdowners and 829 are flock owners. The greater Connemara area is defined as the area west of the ...More Button

Written Answers - Beef Slaughter Premium.

Was asked: his views on whether the beef slaughter premium should be paid in respect of animals slaughtered in private registered abattoirs for domestic home consumption; and if he will make a statement on the m...More Button

Animals slaughtered in privately owned local abattoirs are not eligible for the deseasonalisation slaughter premium because my Department does not operate veterinary controls at such plants. I am, how...More Button

Written Answers - SLOM Milk Quota.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Cork will be awarded a SLOM milk quota in view of the circumstances outlined by his legal representative on 13 September 1994.More Button

A SLOM quota was provisionally granted to the person in question in 1991. The conditions set under EU Regulations for the permanent allocation of this quota were not met by the producer within the ti...More Button

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