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Written Answers. - Private Forestry Grants Scheme.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 164. Mr. Creed Information on Michael Creed Zoom on Michael Creed  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  when his Department will issue a refund of fees withheld to cover administrative costs of the private forestry grants scheme to the owners of private forestry plantation. [12275/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates The removal of these administration fees with effect from 1 January 1996 was designed to promote the development of the forestry sector by reducing input costs particularly for farmers. I am satisfied that this objective is being achieved.

I have no plans to refund charges collected prior to 1 January 1996.


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