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Dáil Éireann debate -
Wednesday, 4 May 1977

Vol. 299 No. 2

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Farm Modernisation Grants.


asked the Minister for Agriculture if he is aware of financial hardship endured by small farmers in their endeavours to carry out full works before receiving payment of farm modernisation grants; and if he will arrange that where application is made to have the grants paid in two instalments, the first will be paid when half the work is done and the second on completion.

As in the case of previous grant schemes, grants under the farm modernisation scheme are payable on the satisfactory completion of each approved project. I am not aware that the present system is causing difficulty for farmers and I do not therefore propose to change it.

Question No. 9 postponed.