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Written Answers. - Afforestation Programme.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 282. Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin Information on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Zoom on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin  asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  if all new forestry-planting approvals have been suspended; when he proposes to begin approving applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24821/02]

 283. Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin Information on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Zoom on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin  asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  the decisions which were made regarding forestry planting programmes following his meeting with representatives of the forestry sector; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24822/02]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern I propose to take Questions Nos. 282 and 283 together.

I am aware of the concern of the forestry sector in relation to available funding for next year's afforestation programme. Decisions in relation to the forestry schemes will be finalised in the coming weeks.


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