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Written Answers - Direct Payment Schemes

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 437.  Deputy Michael Creed Information on Michael Creed Zoom on Michael Creed  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney  the total number of applications received in 2008 under the young farmers installation aid scheme and the early retirement scheme; the number of applications that were approved for payment under each scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6902/12]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney 774 applications were received under the Young Farmers’ Installation Scheme during the period from 1 January 2008 until the date of suspension of the Scheme for new applications on 14 October 2008. Of these, 698 have been approved for payment under the Scheme. 328 applications were received under the Early Retirement Pension Scheme from 1 January 2008 until the date of suspension of the Scheme for new applications on 14 October 2008. Of these 319 have been approved for payment under the Scheme.

Questions Nos. 438 to 446, inclusive, answered with Question No. 435.


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