Dáil Éireann - Volume 467 - 27 June, 1996
Written Answers. - Eligible Land Rules.
Mr. M. McDowell Mr. M. McDowell
 39. Mr. M. McDowell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the plans, if any, he has to relax the eligible land rules under the EU scheme for set-aside and area aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13771/96]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates) Ivan Yates
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): I have raised with the EU Commission the difficulties which the eligible land rule is causing cereal producers here and I have proposed a number of solutions to the problem. These proposals are currently being considered in Brussels. In the meantime I have introduced some flexibility in the rule under which farmers can transfer eligibility from eligible to ineligible land within a holding
Dáil Éireann 467 Written Answers. Eligible Land Rules.