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Written Answers. - Forestry Statistics.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 191. Mr. Ellis Information on John Ellis Zoom on John Ellis  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the area and acreage of land planted for forestry in 1995 in respect of the private and public sectors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9071/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates The total area planted in 1995 was 28,957 hectares. New planting by the private sector amounted to 17,343 hectares while the public sector planted 11,614 hectares which included 5,247 hectares of reforestation. It should be noted that the outturn for 1995 represented a record level for planting and that farmers accounted for some 85 per cent of private planting.

 192. Mr. Ellis Information on John Ellis Zoom on John Ellis  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the amount of money drawn down in forestry premia and grants by Coillte, farmers and individual non-farmer private investors on an annual basis since the commencement of the current afforestation grant and forest premium; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9072/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates The expenditure under the CAP afforestation and premium schemes up to end 1995 was as follows:

Afforestation

Year Coillte Farmers Non Farmers
  £m £m £m
1993 7.1 5.0 1.5
1994 7.0 12.2 4.4
1995 6.5 19.7 3.5

[197] Premium

Year Coillte Farmers Non Farmers
  £m £m £m
1993
1994 0.5 0.9 0.093
1995 1.0 3.5 0.2


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