Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 12 June, 2001
Written Answers. - Purchase for Destruction Scheme.
Mr. Stanton Mr. Stanton
247. Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of cattle killed each week under the slaughter for destruction scheme to date; the total number slaughtered to date; when the scheme is due to come to an end; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17097/01]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): The number of cattle slaughtered in each week under the EU purchase for destruction scheme is as follows:
By virtue of the EU regulation governing the PFD scheme, the scheme ends on 30 June 2001. Intervention for steers and a special purchase scheme for cows, bulls and heifers aged over 30 months will be available to support market prices from July.
Dáil Éireann 537 Written Answers. Purchase for Destruction Scheme.