Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 17 November 1998

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 496 No. 6

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  204.  Mr. U. Burke  Information on Ulick Burke  Zoom on Ulick Burke   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when grants due to a person (details supplied) in County Galway under the area aid, suckler cow, headage and ten and 22 month schemes will be paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23741/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person concerned has been fully processed. Any outstanding payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  205.  Mr. M. Moynihan  Information on Michael Moynihan  Zoom on Michael Moynihan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when headage and premium payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [23742/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

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  207.  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   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not received payment in respect of a ten month beef premium. [23756/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed, and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  208.  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   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not received a ten month beef premium on nine animals. [23757/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed. Any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  209.  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   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not received payment of 1998 headage grants and beef premia. [23758/98]

  210.  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   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has not received payment of a 1997 extensification grant. [23759/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Joe Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 210 together.

Article 4 (h) of Council Regulation (EEC) N.2066/92 states that a producer must have a stocking density of less than 1.4 livestock units in order to qualify for extensification premium. Male animals up to and including 24 months are each classified as 0.6 of a livestock unit.

The stocking density of the holding of the person named was calculated for 1997 as follows:

A milk quota of 31,137 gallons was declared on his area aid application. Dividing this by the national average figure of 897 gallons this represents = 34.71 Lus.
All animals applied for under the special beef premium scheme 39 × 0.6 Lus each = 23.40 Lus.
Total livestock units = 58.11 Lus.

The forage area declared on his 1997 area aid application was 38.44 Hectares. Therefore the stocking density of the holding of the person named was 58.11 Lus divided by 38.44 Hectares which equals 1.51 Lus-Hectare. As this is not less than 1.40 Lus-Ha, as set out in the regulation, he does not qualify for 1997 extensification premium.

With regard to the 1998 area aid application of the person named, difficulties have arisen in the processing of this application and he has been informed of them. When these have been [1402] resolved, any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  211.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive 1998 cattle and sheep headage and suckler cow premia. [23761/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  212.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive 1998 cattle headage and suckler cow premia. [23762/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Difficulties have arisen in the processing of the area aid application for the person named. When these have been resolved, any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  213.  Mr. Higgins (Mayo)  Information on Jim Higgins  Zoom on Jim Higgins   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason for the delay in a headage payment to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [23763/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The person named will be paid under the 1998 cattle headage scheme shortly.

  214.  Mr. Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive 1998 cattle headage and suckler cow premia. [23764/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  215.  Mr. Penrose  Information on Willie Penrose  Zoom on Willie Penrose   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath has not received appropriate beef premia and suckler cow grants; if payment of these grants will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23765/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The person named entered two animals for ten month special beef premium on 23 April 1998 in accordance with EU regulations, and 80 per cent advance payment of £144.27 is now issuing to him. A cheque in the sum of £3,365.52 in respect of the suckler cow scheme has already issued.

  216.  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 have his area aid file cleared and payment of cattle headage and suckler cow grants made. [23777/98]

[1403]Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payment due will issue as soon as possible.

  217.  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 have his area aid file cleared and payment of cattle headage, suckler cow and beef premium grants made to him. [23778/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  218.  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 have his area aid file cleared and payment of cattle headage and suckler cow grants made to him. [23779/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  219.  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 have her area aid file cleared and payment of cattle headage, suckler cow and beef premium grants made. [23780/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  220.  Mr. Neville  Information on Dan Neville  Zoom on Dan Neville   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a headage payment will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [23800/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Difficulties have arisen in processing the area aid application of the person named and he is being informed. When these difficulties have been resolved, any payments due will issue as soon as possible.

  221.  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 have his area aid file cleared and payment of his cattle headage grant made. [23801/98]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The area aid application for the person named has been processed and any payments due will issue as soon as possible. [1404]


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