Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 15 May 2001

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 536 No. 2

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  230.  Mr. Boylan  Information on Andrew Boylan  Zoom on Andrew Boylan   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   if there is a restocking grant available to farmers whose farms were depopulated because of BSE. [13773/01]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  BSE legislation provides that farmers are compensated at current market value rates for animals that have been depopulated as a result of BSE. The compensation is paid to enable farmers to restock. There is no provision for payment of other compensation in respect of BSE depopulations.


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