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Written Answers. - Afforestation Programme.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 157. Mr. Crawford Information on Seymour Crawford Zoom on Seymour Crawford  asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern  the number of acres of forestry which has been planted in each of the past ten years; if he will have sufficient funds to meet all the demands for planting in 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26987/02]

Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (Mr. D. Ahern): Information on Dermot Ahern Zoom on Dermot Ahern The number of hectares of forestry grant aided by the Department over the past ten years is as follows:

Year Hectares
1993 15,998
1994 19,355
1995 23,710
1996 20,981
1997 11,403
1998 12,928
1999 12,668
2000 15,695
2001 15,464
2002 16,000 (Estimated)

[1553]As stated in my reply to Parliamentary Question No. 110 on 12 December, I am currently working with all sides of the forestry sector to ensure that the viability of and confidence in the sector is not jeopardised as a consequence of the level of funding available in 2003. I am currently examining mechanisms for focusing the resources available in 2003 on the planting programme.


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