Walsh, Joe

Tuesday, 15 October 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 555 No. 2

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Adjournment Debate. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive an area based payment for 2002.More Button

The person named claimed a parcel of land in her 2002 area aid application which is also being claimed by another herdowner. Both herdowners have been written to in order to clarify the matter and rep...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Sligo has not received a headage payment; if this person will encounter further payment delays; when the payment will be released; and if he will make ...More Button

The 2002 area aid application of the person named has been fully processed with an area determined for payment purposes of 56.66 hectares. The person named will be paid his full entitlement under the ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Commonage Plans.

Was asked: when he expects the framework plan for commonages to be finalised; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Preparation of the commonage framework plans is in the final stages. The destocking percentages recommended in the majority of the plans have been available for some time on my Department's website an...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when the payment of a special beef premium will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The beneficiary of the estate of the person named lodged three applications for special beef premium in 2001 for a total of 29 animals. Payments in respect of two applications have issued to the repre...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Crop Losses.

Was asked: if a viability aid package will be introduced for farmers who are affected by the negative consequences of this year's bad weather through poor quality silage, higher feed bills, disease, pressure and...More Button

Was asked: if the Government intends to provide aid for those farmers worst affected by this year's weather crisis in view of continuing difficulties facing farmers in that position.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 154 and 170 together. I have taken a series of weather related initiatives in support of farmers. I obtained a derogation from the EU Commission to allow set-aside lan...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: if his Department will make payment of 100% fixed ewe premium on 16 October 2002.More Button

Payment of the 2002 ewe premium will commence on 16 October and this payment will consist of the full rate of €21 per eligible ewe plus an additional €7 supplementary ewe premium per eligible ewe for ...More Button

Was asked: if, due to the crisis in agriculture, his Department will make 80% advance payment of all livestock premia on 16 October 2002, including the suckler cow, special beef and slaughter premia, as well as ...More Button

The advance payments under all livestock premia schemes will be at the rate of 80% commencing on 16 October 2002. The national envelope payment of approx €22 per head under the slaughter premium schem...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Import Duties.

Was asked: if the ?10 per tonne import tariff on cereals will be reinstated, and the calculation based on true world prices.More Button

Was asked: the proposals he has to re-introduce the levy on imported grain; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 157 and 173 together.More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Beef Exports.

Was asked: the political and diplomatic initiatives he is taking to get beef shipments moving to all traditional Irish markets in Egypt, Saudia Arabia, the Gulf states, South Africa, Indonesia and the Philippine...More Button

It is my policy and that of the Government to ensure that Irish beef exporters have unrestricted access to markets worldwide and intensive efforts at diplomatic, political and technical levels have be...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Quarantine Regulations.

Was asked: the position in relation to the quarantine of dogs and other pets coming from Europe; whether it is correct that if an animal is being brought from France it has to be quarantined it if comes directly...More Button

To protect the public against the threat of rabies Ireland operates a quarantine system for pet dogs and cats imported from countries other than the UK. A common travel arrangement with the UK – also ...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their area-based payments for 2002.More Button

The 2002 area aid application of the person named has been fully processed with an area determined for payment purposes of 60.83 hectares. The person named was paid his full entitlement under the 2002...More Button

Was asked: the regulations and conditions which govern the payment of headage payments where off farm income applies; the limits involved in such cases; if there are categories of off farm employment and income ...More Button

The old headage schemes were replaced from 2001 by the area-based compensatory allowance scheme. The main conditions for eligibility are that a minimum area of three hectares in a disadvantaged area i...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive an area-based payment for 2002; the problem with the case; when it will be resolved; and when this person will receive payment.More Button

The 2002 area aid application of the person named has been fully processed with an area determined for payment purposes of 39.11 hectares. The person named will be paid his full entitlement under the ...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive an area-based payment for 2002; and the reason for the delay in the payment issuing.More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive the area-based payments for 2002; and the reason for the delay in the money issuing.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 163 and 165 together. The person named included a parcel of land on his 2002 area aid application which overlapped with a land parcel claimed by another herdowner. The...More Button

Was asked: when a decision will be made on an application for installation aid submitted by a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The application concerned is currently being examined in the relevant local office of my Department. By virtue of the protocol on direct payments to farmers, a period of either ten or 12 weeks is laid...More Button

Was asked: if the stocking density regulation in relation to the area-based payments is an EU directive or an Irish directive.More Button

Under the provisions of Council Regulation No. 1257/1999, the minimum stocking density was to be decided by each member state. However, the European Commission questioned Ireland's original proposal t...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not received the area-based payments for 2002; and when payment will issue.More Button

The 2002 area aid application of the person named has been fully processed with an area determined for payment purposes of 70.07 hectares. The person named will be paid his full entitlement under the ...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive an area-based payment for 2002.More Button

The 2002 area aid application of the person named has been fully processed with an area determined for payment purposes of 32.03 hectares. The person named was paid his full entitlement under the 2002...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Beef Imports.

Was asked: the amount of beef from outside the EU which has been imported since 1 January 2002; the ports through which the beef was imported; the amount in the case of each port; and if he will make a statement...More Button

The Central Statistics Office is responsible for the collection of statistics in relation to imports of beef and other animal based products. I will, nonetheless, arrange for the data requested in rel...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Imported Grain.

Was asked: if he will give details of disease testing done on imported grain; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Within the EU there is free movement of grain product between member states. The only grain that poses any plant health quarantine risk is grain of wheat, rye and wheat/rye cross that originates in th...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Sheep Identification System.

Was asked: the proposals he has to change sheep tags from individual to flock numbers; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I remain fully committed to the principles of the national sheep identification system, NSIS, which provides the means by which each individual animal in the national flock can be identified and trace...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Dairy Industry Supports.

Was asked: when he intends to lead the delegation representing the dairy industry and the Irish Farmers Association to meet Commissioner Fischler to discuss income and support in the dairy industry; and if he wi...More Button

During recent months I have maintained constant contact with Commissioner Fischler in relation to the international downturn in the market for dairy products and have pressed for appropriate action fr...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the position with regard to a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow who has not received the 2001 final payment for special beef premium - 20% - and the 2002 disadvantaged headage payment; when ...More Button

The area aid applications for 2001 and 2002 of the person named have been fully processed with areas determined for payment purposes of 115.05 hectares and 115.33 hectares respectively. The person nam...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Was asked: if he will take steps to have a recommendation for a penalty to be applied in respect of persons (details supplied) in relation to having their REP scheme application waived in view of the clear medic...More Button

A penalty was imposed in this case when a cross-compliance check by my Department found that all of the lands farmed had not been declared for REPS. The penalty of 50% of the annual payment is as spec...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - IFA Protest Campaigns.

Was asked: if, in relation to the current IFA protest campaigns at meat factories which is causing major damage to the industry and also damaging to livestock farmers, he will intervene and try to bring a resolu...More Button

The issue of cattle prices is a matter for direct negotiation between beef producers and individual beef processors and it would be inappropriate for me to intervene in the current dispute. My functio...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Revised Estimates.

Was asked: the amount of money that remains available to his Department from the voted spending allocation agreed in the Revised Estimates 2002 to spend in the last quarter of 2002 for capital spending and for c...More Button

The balances available under the current year's Revised Estimate for the period October to December 2002 are as follows:More Button

Was asked: the adjustments which he plans to introduce in the last quarter of 2002 in order to bring the overall spending for the year in line with the moneys provided in the Estimates.More Button

Overall expenditure to date is somewhat ahead of profile, but at this point it is expected that this will even out as the year proceeds and that gross expenditure for 2002 as a whole will be in line w...More Button

Adjournment Debate. - Inflation Index.

Was asked: his estimate of the average index of inflation between the last quarter of 2001 and the last quarter of 2002 in the cost of employment goods and services which make up his Department's expenditure.More Button

The annual rate of inflation is forecast by the Department of Finance to average 4.5% in 2002. The latest available figure from the Department of Finance is for September 2002 showing the average annu...More Button


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