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Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 169. Mr. Aylward Information on Liam Aylward Zoom on Liam Aylward  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the reason a townland (details supplied) in County Kilkenny was not included in the newly extended disadvantaged areas as recently announced; and if he will have arrangements made to have an appeal accepted and the particular area included in view of the fact that it meets the criteria. [12290/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates I have had this matter investigated, and there are a number of reasons why the townland of Ballyfliugh was not proposed for designation as disadvantaged.

1. The townland exceeded the stocking density limit of 0.99 livestock units per forage hectare.

2. All of the townlands in the district electoral division of Mallardstown, in which this townland is located, together exceeded not only the stocking density limit but also the income limit of 80 per cent of national average income and the tillage limit of 7.8 per cent of agricultural land.

3. No part of the district electoral division was contiguous to any existing or proposed disadvantaged areas boundary.

For all of these reasons, it was not possible for the Disadvantaged Areas [1940] Appeals Panel to recommend the inclusion of Ballyfliugh in the proposal for extension of the disadvantaged areas.

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