Dáil Éireann - Volume 290 - 13 May, 1976

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cattle Incentive Scheme.

24. Mr. McLaughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries the total amount of money paid out in County Leitrim and in County Sligo under the beef cattle incentive scheme and the headage grant scheme since the introduction of the headage scheme.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (Mr. M. P. Murphy): The information is as follows:

County

County

Leitrim

Sligo

£

£

Beef cattle incentive scheme

87,320

42,798

EEC cattle headage scheme

635,033

841,967

Mr. Gallagher: Can the Parliamentary Secretary tell the House when it is proposed to finish the 1975 payment?

[1319] Mr. M.P. Murphy: I assume that the 1975 payment has been completed in all cases with the exception of ones where some difficulty arose. The number would be exceptionally small. As the Deputy knows, when thousands of applications are being dealt with, difficulties will arise regarding some. Most of the difficulties have been resolved but it is possible that a small number have yet to be dealt with.