Yates, Ivan

Thursday, 10 April 1997

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 477 No. 4

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Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will expedite an application for the REP scheme for a person (details supplied).More Button

My Department has no record of an application under the REP scheme from the person concerned.More Button

Was asked: if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath who wishes to appeal against a decision of disallowance in respect of a reserve cow suckler subsidy; and if he will make a...More Button

The criteria to be applied when distributing suckler cow quota from the 1997 National Reserve were proposed by the Quota Review Group and I have accepted its proposals.More Button

Was asked: when a REP scheme payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Donegal.More Button

A check has been carried out on the applicant's agri-environmental plan. All of the lands held by the applicant are subject to turbary rights which are reserved to others and these lands are not elig...More Button

Written Answers. - Leader Programmes.

Was asked: if he will give favourable consideration to the application by Tipperary Leader Groups Limited for additional Leader funds in view of the fact that their catchment area has been enlarged; the volume o...More Button

All approved Leader II groups are now being invited to apply for a share of the additional funding of £18.13 million which is available under the Leader II programme. Consideration of the applications...More Button

Written Answers. - Beef Slaughter Premium.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to maintain the beef slaughter premium at its current level in view of the sharp drop in cattle prices.More Button

Was asked: if he will postpone the reduction of the rate of payment of the slaughter premium in view of the serious reduction in the price of beef; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 106 and 119 together. The deseasonalisation premium was introduced under the CAP reform measures of 1992 to assist in overcoming the seasonal pattern of steer slaughte...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will have payment of the second phase of the REP scheme made to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.More Button

The application has been approved and payment will issue shortly.More Button

Written Answers. - Dairy Hygiene.

Was asked: if he will ensure funding is arranged for all farmers with milk quotas of less than 35,000 gallons in order to enable them to upgrade their dairy premises to the required EU 9246 standard.More Button

I will consider reintroducing a scheme of grant aid for investment in dairy hygiene should the necessary funding become available following the mid-term review of the co-financed structural programmes...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the reason payments have not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the date on which payment will be made; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of the situation; and if ...More Button

An application for subsidy towards the purchase price of milk quota acquired under the 1996 subsidised restructuring scheme was received in my Department in the name of a person believed to be the lat...More Button

Was asked: the reason payments have not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; the date on which payment will be made; if his attention has been drawn to the urgency of the situation; and if ...More Button

The REP scheme includes provision for compliance checks prior to the making of second year payments. As a result of such a check, the applicant incurred a penalty for his failure to comply fully with...More Button

Written Answers. - Bovine Diseases.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the alarming increase in outbreaks of brucellosis in west Cork cattle herds; and the steps, if any, he is taking to address this problem.More Button

I am aware of the brucellosis problem in a small number of herds in west Cork. My Department is taking the necessary action to deal with the problem including monthly testing of all reactor herds in ...More Button

Written Answers. - State Agency Staff.

Was asked: the number of full time equivalent staff employed in each State agency under the aegis of his Department; if he will give a breakdown of the number within each agency by type of employment; and the to...More Button

A breakdown, as at 1 April 1997, of permanent, temporary and contract staff together with the 1996 total employment costs in each State agency under the aegis of my Department is given in the tabular ...More Button

Written Answers. - Bovine Diseases

Was asked: the number of cases of bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and BSE identified per month by county over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The information sought by the Deputy in relation to TB and brucellosis is not available on a monthly basis but is appended, by county, on an annual basis. The monthly statistics of BSE cases are also...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the number of veterinarians currently employed in his Department; the number of associated support staff; and the annual cost of such services.More Button

There are currently 329 permanent veterinary staff employed by my Department. These permanent staff are augmented by 25 whole-time temporary veterinary inspectors and a further approximately 540 part-...More Button

Written Answers. - Land Commission Trusts.

Was asked: the number of trust lands under the control of the Land Commission on a county by county basis; the area in each case; the proposals, if any, he has to dispose of these lands; and if he will make a st...More Button

Over the years the Land Commission provided many hundreds of plots of land for use by local communities as sports fields, cow parks, etc. and set up trusts to oversee their management. My Department c...More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if he will fulfil his commitment to sanction grant aid proposals in respect of an association (details supplied); the date on which this will be done; the amount of grant aid being made available in 1...More Button

No commitment was given by my Department to a grant-in-aid to the association in question. Funding is not available for this purpose.More Button


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