Dáil Éireann - Volume 675 - 18 February, 2009
Written Answers. - Proposed Legislation.
Deputy Denis Naughten Deputy Denis Naughten
Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he will introduce legislation regarding the non-payment of his liabilities under the farm waste management grant; the provisions to be included in this legislation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6478/09]
Deputy Brendan Smith Deputy Brendan Smith
Deputy Brendan Smith: My colleague, the Minister for Finance, is introducing legislation which will permit the deferral of payments under the revised Farm Waste Management Scheme introduced by my Department in March 2006. It is my intention, when the legislation has been enacted, to phase payments under that Scheme on the basis of 40 per cent this year as claims are approved, with a further 40 per cent being  paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011. Payment of the initial 40 per cent to farmers will be made as expeditiously as possible.
Dáil Éireann 675 Written Answers. Proposed Legislation.