Tuesday, 25 April 2006
Dáil Eireann Debate
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): The person named submitted an application for consideration in respect of the inheritance measure of the single payment scheme. Following processing of his application, he was notified that his application was successful and payment will issue shortly.
570. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will qualify for a top-up grant for young farmers; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14725/06]
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): The person named is an applicant under the farm waste management scheme. To qualify for the top-up grant for young farmers, an application must be received by my Department within a period of five years from the date on which he-she is first issued with a herd number or other Department identifier. This is a requirement of the EU provisions governing the scheme and I have no flexibility in regard to the matter.
This applicant applied under the previous version of the farm waste management scheme and was approved for a grant of 55%, including the young farmer top-up grant, as his application was received within the period of five years referred to above. He then applied on 6 April 2006 for the higher grant rates applicable under the revised farm waste management scheme introduced by my Department on 24 March 2006. As the period of five years has now elapsed, however, he is eligible only for the new standard grant-rate of 60% provided for in the revised scheme.
571. Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a single farm payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [14728/06]
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): An application under the single payment scheme was received from the person named on 4 May 2005. The application has now been processed and payment will issue shortly.
|Last Updated: 04/11/2010 00:01:47||Page of 615|