Dáil Éireann - Volume 550 - 20 March, 2002
Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.
Mr. Connaughton Mr. Connaughton
234. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the reason an EU farm retirement pension payment has not been made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8879/02]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): My Department has not received an application from the person named. A professional adviser acting on his behalf was in correspondence with my Department in February of this year when an exemption was sought and granted under the force majeure provision from one of the conditions of the early retirement scheme. However, he must make a formal application if he wishes to join the scheme, and the date of receipt of a valid application is the earliest date from which payment of a pension can commence.
Dáil Éireann 550 Written Answers. Farm Retirement Scheme.