Dáil Éireann - Volume 440 - 23 March, 1994

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

59. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when the remainder of cattle headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named was paid advances of his 1993 cattle headage grant on 27 November 1993 and his 1993 suckler cow premium [1180] on 29 November 1993. His applications are being processed further at present and any balance of the headage grant due will be paid in the near future.

Payment of the balance of the suckler cow premium cannot be made to a particular applicant until all applications received from him-her in the course of 1993 have been processed. This is necessary to ensure compliance with EU regulations covering in particular the ceiling on eligible animals and stocking density. The processing of November 1993 applications means that in most cases payment of the final 40 per cent of premium will not start before April.

60. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when sheep headage will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): Payment of the 1993 sheep headage grant to the person named was delayed pending receipt of legal documentation arising from the death of his mother. Documentation submitted is now in order and payment will be made shortly.

61. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when cattle headage payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named was paid advances of his 1993 cattle headage grant and his 1993 suckler cow premium on 3 December 1993. His applications are being processed further at present and any balance of the headage grant due will be paid in the near future.

Payment of the balance of the suckler cow premium cannot be made to a particular applicant until all applications received from him-her in the course of 1993 have been processed. This is necessary to ensure compliance with EU regulations covering in particular the ceiling on eligible animals and stocking density.

[1181] 62. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when cattle headage will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named was paid advances of his 1993 cattle headage grant and his 1993 suckler cow premium on 3 December 1993. His applications are being processed further at present and any balance of the headage grant due will be paid in the near future.

Payment of the balance of the suckler cow premium cannot be made to a particular applicant until all applications received from him-her in the course of 1993 have been processed. This is necessary to ensure compliance with EU regulations covering in particular the ceiling on eligible animals and stocking density.

63. Mr. Sheehan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive the balance of his cattle headage grant.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named was paid the balance of his 1993 cattle headage grant on 21 March 1994.

64. Mr. Sheehan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will receive payment of his reactor and depopulation grant.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The reactor and depopulation grants due to the person named will be paid within the next few weeks.

65. Mr. Boylan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when installation aid grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): I expect that [1182] payment will be made within two to three weeks.

66. Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when all outstanding payments will be made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway under the beef premium scheme.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named did not lodge an area aid application form in 1993 and as a result processing of his 1993 special beef premium applications have been delayed. Following a recent EU concession, however, payment on up to 15 livestock units can be made to applicants in his situation. His 1993 applications will be processed now, therefore, and any advance due will be paid shortly.

67. Mr. Bree asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when sheep headage for 1993 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Sligo.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named applied under the 1993 sheep headage scheme for grants on 49 breeding ewes and 1 hogget. However as he had no mountain grazings he was only entitled to payment on I hogget. Payment was made on 21 January 1994.