Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 677 No. 3

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  436.  Deputy John O’Mahony  Information on John O'Mahony  Zoom on John O'Mahony   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a payment under the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9493/09]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5 per cent of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment.

Payment of the first instalment of 40 per cent will be made very shortly by my Department to the person concerned.

  437.  Deputy Michael Ring  Information on Michael Ring  Zoom on Michael Ring   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be awarded a grant. [9509/09]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5 per cent of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment.

Payment of the first instalment of 40 per cent will be made very shortly by my Department to the person concerned.

  438.  Deputy Pat Breen  Information on Pat Breen  Zoom on Pat Breen   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   further to Parliamentary Question No. 391 of 3 February 2009, the date when he expects payments to issue to applicants of the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9532/09]

[632]Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011. Payment of the initial 40 per cent to farmers approved for payment has commenced and will continue as claims are approved over the next few months. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5 per cent of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment.

  439.  Deputy Denis Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   when a person (details supplied) will receive payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9558/09]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  Payment will issue to the person named within the next ten days.

  440.  Deputy John O’Mahony  Information on John O'Mahony  Zoom on John O'Mahony   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a payment under the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9559/09]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011.

Payment of the initial 40 per cent to farmers approved for payment has commenced and will continue as claims are approved over the next few months. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5 per cent of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment.

  441.  Deputy John O’Mahony  Information on John O'Mahony  Zoom on John O'Mahony   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a payment under the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9560/09]

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011.

Payment of the initial 40 per cent to farmers approved for payment has commenced and will continue as claims are approved over the next few months. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5 per cent of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment.


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