Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 29 May, 2001

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

148. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a sheep headage payment for 2000. [15555/01]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The person named will be paid his sheep headage grant within the next two weeks.

149. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not received a special beef premium 2000 payment on eleven animals. [15556/01]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The person named submitted an application for special beef premium in respect of 11 animals in 2000.

The application was selected for an on-farm inspection which could not be carried out due to the foot and mouth disease restrictions. In the circumstances and to avoid a further delay it has been decided to make payment following administrative checks. Payments will issue within the next two weeks.