Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007

Written Answers. - Installation Aid Scheme.

Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if she will ensure that an installation aid application is processed for a person (details supplied) on the revised payment scheme when the requested information is furnished; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1332/07]

  Mary Coughlan: The person concerned has submitted an application under the current Installation Aid Scheme, which applies to eligible farmers set up for the first time in farming on or before 31 December 2006. His application will therefore be considered in accordance with the terms and conditions of that Scheme.

The Installation Aid Scheme to be applied in Ireland as part of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Programme will be introduced as soon as EU approval is received for the Programme.