Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 628 No. 1

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  382.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   if and when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will qualify for installation aid; if consideration will be given due to age issue; if same will be reviewed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39555/06]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  The person concerned submitted an application for payment (IAS 2) under the Installation Aid Scheme to my Department on 8 September 2006. However, additional information was required from the applicant and this is currently being examined. The applicant will be notified of the outcome of the application as soon as possible.

  383.  Mr. Durkan  Information on Bernard Durkan  Zoom on Bernard Durkan   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   if and when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will qualify for national reserve; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39556/06]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  As indicated in an earlier reply to the Deputy, the person named submitted an application for an allocation of entitlements from the 2005 Single Payment Scheme National Reserve under Category A.

Category A caters for farmers who inherited land or received land free of charge or for a nominal sum from a farmer who had retired or died before 16 May, 2005 and who had leased out his/her holding to a third party during the reference period 2000 to 2002. The person named was not successful under this category as the land acquired was not received free of charge or for a nominal sum.

As the person named commenced farming after 31 December 2002, he may be in a position to qualify for an allocation under the 2006 National Reserve as a new entrant to farming. My [414]Department forwarded a 2006 National Reserve application form to the person named for his attention. The person named has completed this application form and has returned it to my Department.

The processing of the 2006 National Reserve applications will commence shortly. A formal letter outlining my Department’s decision on the National Reserve will issue to the person named as soon as his application has been processed.

  384.  Mr. Stanton  Information on David Stanton  Zoom on David Stanton   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   when a payment will be made under the national reserve category A to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39611/06]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  The person named submitted an application for an allocation of entitlements from the 2005 Single Payment Scheme National Reserve under Category A.

Category A caters for farmers who inherited land or received land free of charge or for a nominal sum from a farmer who had retired or died by 16 May, 2005 and who had leased out his/her holding to a third party during the reference period 2000 to 2002.

The person named has been deemed successful under this category. A formal letter outlining my Department’s decision on the National Reserve has issued to the person named and payment will issue shortly.

  385.  Mr. Crawford  Information on Seymour Crawford  Zoom on Seymour Crawford   asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food  Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan   when a person (details supplied) in County Cavan will be awarded single payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39612/06]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mary Coughlan): Information on Mary Coughlan  Zoom on Mary Coughlan  Full payment under the 2006 Single Payment Scheme will issue to the person named in early December.


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