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Written Answers - Agri-Environmental Options Scheme

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 162.  Deputy Brendan Smith Information on Brendan Smith Zoom on Brendan Smith  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney  when it is proposed to re-open the agricultural environment options scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19666/12]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): Information on Simon Coveney Zoom on Simon Coveney I am currently considering the possibility of re-opening the Agri-environmental Options Scheme on an amended basis or limited scale in 2012. The full year cost of any new scheme will arise on the 2013 Estimate for my Department and accordingly, the decision will be taken in the context of my Department’s expenditure ceiling for 2013 as agreed by the Government, and in particular, on how a new scheme might be funded within the reduced funding and resulting pressures on the Vote. I will make an announcement on this matter in due course.


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