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Written Answers. - Headage Payments.

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 No. 5

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 208. Cecilia Keaveney Information on Cecilia Keaveney Zoom on Cecilia Keaveney  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the current position in relation to the paying of a £2 per head increase on headage for ewe hoggets in the disadvantaged areas announced in December 1995. [17736/96]

 209. Cecilia Keaveney Information on Cecilia Keaveney Zoom on Cecilia Keaveney  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the current position in relation to the £1 per head increase on mountain ewes in the most severely disadvantaged areas announced in December 1995. [17737/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates The European Commission agreed recently to my proposal to pay increases of £2 per hogget ewe and £1 per mountain breeding ewe under the 1996 disadvantaged areas sheep headage scheme. Payment of the normal rate of £10 per ewe under the 1996 sheep headage scheme has already commenced and I expect that payment of the increases in respect of hogget ewes and mountain breeding ewes will commence by early November.


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