Dáil Éireann - Volume 616 - 21 March, 2006
Written Answers. - Rural Social Scheme.
Mr. McGinley Mr. McGinley
114. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs when his proposals for reform of the rural social scheme will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10765/06]
Éamon Ó Cuív Éamon Ó Cuív
Éamon Ó Cuív: Following the recent review of the rural social scheme a small number of changes to the scheme, particularly relating to eligibility, are being finalised. In this regard, the Department is consulting the Department of Social and Family Affairs on how best to implement some of the changes. In this context, it is worth noting that following the agreement of that Department it has already been agreed that children and siblings of qualifying herd/flock owners, subject to certain restrictions, are now eligible to participate on the scheme.
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