Dáil Éireann - Volume 395 - 20 February, 1990

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

120. Mr. Hilliard asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a beef [2310] premium, a calf subsidy and suckler cow premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Payments to this applicant under the 1989 suckler cow, special beef and calf premium schemes are being processed and will issue shortly.

121. Mr. Hilliard asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a special beef premium and calf subsidy will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Payments to this applicant under the 1989 special beef and calf premium schemes are being processed and will issue shortly.

122. Mr. Hilliard asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of applicants and the amounts (a) already paid and (b) still to be paid under (i) the calf premium scheme, (ii) the special beef premium scheme and (iii) the suckler cow scheme for County Meath.

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): The numbers of applicants already paid calf premium, special beef premium and suckler cow premium for 1989 in County Meath and the numbers still to be paid are as follows:

Scheme

Numbers Paid

Amount Paid

Estimated Number still to be paid

Estimated amount to be paid

£m.

£m.

Calf Premium

236

0.035

1,800

0.32

Special Beef Premium

384

0.246

2,400

1.54

Suckler Cow Premium

88

0.036

1,500

0.73

Payments under the 1989 schemes are not as high as normal for this time of year because the issue of application forms was delayed owing to a High Court challenge to the off-farm income clause of the disadvantaged areas schemes and also because industrial action subsequently delayed the processing of applications.

It is hoped to pay most of the outstanding cases during the next two months.

123. Mr. Hilliard asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a special beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

[2311] Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. O'Kennedy): Payment to this applicant under the 1989 EC special beef premium scheme is being processed and will issue shortly.