Dáil Éireann - Volume 675 - 18 February, 2009

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the number of applicants in County Galway who will have payment of their farm waste management grants put on delayed instalment from 2009 to 2011; if, as a result of this delay, his attention has been drawn to the hardship caused due to the commitment entered with bank loans and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6486/09]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: The information requested by the Deputy will be forwarded to him as soon as possible.

Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive payment under the farm waste management scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6487/09]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be 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.

Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when a grant under the farm waste management scheme will be awarded to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6488/09]

  Deputy Brendan Smith: The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be 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.