Dáil Éireann - Volume 677 - 04 March, 2009
Written Answers. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.
Deputy Pat Breen Deputy Pat Breen
Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will clarify the situation regarding REP scheme four; his plans to phase in payments in line with his recent decision on the farm waste management scheme; if funding is available in the long-term for this scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9122/09]
Deputy Brendan Smith Deputy Brendan Smith
Deputy Brendan Smith: My Department’s Vote for 2009 includes a provision of €355 million for REPS. I have previously indicated my intention to make REPS available to farmers as a scheme that meets environmental imperatives and consumer demands for environmentally-friendly food production.
Dáil Éireann 677 Written Answers. Rural Environment Protection Scheme.