Dáil Éireann - Volume 442 - 04 May, 1994

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

151. Mr. J. Higgins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the reason for the delay in the payment of headage 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 26 November 1993 and his 1993 suckler cow premium on 25 November 1993. His applications are being processed further at present and any balances due will be paid shortly.

152. Mr. Crowley asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a suckler cow grant will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named is not the registered owner of the herd number quoted.

However, the registered herdowners submitted two separate application forms for grants under the 1992 suckler cow premium scheme on 18 December 1992. Payment was made on 27 July 1993 on the 16 animals applied for under the herd number quoted. Payment due on foot of the second application will issue within the next two weeks.

The registered joint owners applied for [562] grants under the 1993 suckler cow premium scheme on 30 November 1993. If the application of the owners of the herd number quoted is found to be in order when processed payment will be made as soon as possible.