Dáil Éireann - Volume 326 - 28 January, 1981

Written Answers. - Cattle Headage Payments.

223. Dr. Browne asked the Minister for Agriculture the level of headage payments for cattle, in ECU and Irish pounds equivalent, paid in each member state of [376] the Community under the disadvantaged areas scheme.

Minister for Agriculture (Mr. MacSharry): The following is the information requested by the Deputy. It is based on the schemes approved by the EEC Commission and operated in each member state in 1980.

Member State

Range of rates in ecus

Approx. IR£ equivalents

Belgium

37.7 - 50.3

25.20 - 33.60

Denmark

Compensatory allowances not payable on cattle

France

22.2 - 61.6

14.90 - 41.10

Germany

28.2 - 72.5

18.80 - 48.40

Ireland

41.9 - 47.9

28.00 - 32.00

Italy

18.6 - 61.5

12.40 - 41.10

Luxembourg

36.7 - 54.0

24.50 - 36.10

Netherlands

64.9

43.40

United

Kingdom

65.1

43.50