Dáil Éireann - Volume 560 - 30 January, 2003
Written Answers. - Sheep Quota.
Mr. Ring Mr. Ring
 33. Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the position regarding persons (details supplied) in County Mayo receiving sheep quota from the national reserve. [2173/03]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The persons named applied for an allocation of ewe premium quota from the 2003 national reserve. On their application they declared that they had a share in commonage land. Since the commonage framework plan specifies a 50.86% destocking in respect of the commonage concerned, it was not possible in such circumstances to allocate ewe premium quota to them or indeed anyone else farming on that commonage.
If they undertake not to use their commonage land nor allow other farmers to use their share, then quota may be allocated to them. In this regard they should contact the quota section of my Department at Michael Davitt House, Castlebar, County Mayo to complete the necessary undertaking.
Dáil Éireann 560 Written Answers. Sheep Quota.