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Written Answers. - Farm Retirement Scheme.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 135. Mr. J. Bruton Information on John Bruton Zoom on John Bruton  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  the details of the farm retirement plan; the age a lessee has to be in order to lease land from a land owner under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10483/02]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh For applications received in 2002 a farming transferee must, on the date a completed application is received in the Department be between his or her 18th and 44th birthdays. From 2003, the upper age limit will come down by one year at a time until it reaches 40 in 2006.


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