Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 22 June 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 587 No. 5

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  107.  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 forestry premium will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [18323/04]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The 2004 forestry premium was paid to the person in question on 7 April 2004 and the top-up premium payment was issued on 17 June 2004.

  108.  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 green belt forestry grant [1389]will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick. [18334/04]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The forestry premium was paid to the person in question on 27 January 2004.

  109.  Mr. Kehoe  Information on Paul Kehoe  Zoom on Paul Kehoe   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   the reason a person (details supplied) in County Wexford has not been eligible for suckler cow premium in recent years; the action he will take to rectify this; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18512/04]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  Applicants under the suckler cow scheme must have a suckler cow quota to be eligible for payment. The person named does not hold a suckler cow quota and consequently cannot be paid suckler cow premium. He was informed of this requirement in writing on 19 May 2000, 11 April 2001 and as recently as 15 April 2004.

  110.  Mr. Crawford  Information on Seymour Crawford  Zoom on Seymour Crawford   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan can expect to receive special beef and bull premium payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18513/04]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  The person named submitted five applications under the 2003 special beef-bull premium scheme; one on 24 February 2003, in respect of six animals, one on 4 June 2003, in respect of seven animals, one on 24 July 2003, in respect of three animals, one on 23 September 2003, in respect of nine animals and one on 30 December 2003, in respect of 21 animals.

The person named has a milk quota and, initially, payments were calculated using the national average milk yield figure of 3,982 litres, as a result of which the person named was deemed stocking density restricted. Subsequently, the person named provided evidence of being involved in official milk recording, with a confirmed average yield figure of 7,055 litres. This revised data have been inputted into my Department’s mainframe computer system, as a result of which all outstanding payments under these schemes will issue shortly.

  111.  Mr. Crawford  Information on Seymour Crawford  Zoom on Seymour Crawford   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh   when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan can expect to receive the REP scheme payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18514/04]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh  Zoom on Joe Walsh  A REPS payment will issue to the person named within the next ten days.


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