Written Answers. - Farm Modernisation Scheme.

561.

asked the Minister for Agriculture the total number of farmers participating in the farm modernisation scheme and the number for each county categorised as: (a) commercial, (b) development, (c) other high, and (d) other low, on 31 December 1984.

The number of farmers admitted to the farm modernisation scheme up to 31 December 1984 was 105,974.

The following table lists the number of farmers in each county admitted to the scheme in the commercial, development and other categories up to 31 December 1984.

County

Category

Commercial

Development

Other

Carlow

169

537

682

Cavan

56

702

3,612

Clare

41

1,077

4,051

Cork

1,433

5,380

5,386

Donegal

62

469

4,065

Dublin

166

121

399

Galway

63

1,061

8,353

Kerry

157

2,573

4,771

Kildare

276

620

743

Kilkenny

198

1,693

1,401

Laois

205

912

1,438

Leitrim

12

149

2,179

Limerick

143

2,212

2,404

Longford

16

177

2,256

Louth

221

214

715

Mayo

26

635

8,150

Meath

400

1,010

1,832

Monaghan

39

1,080

2,733

Offaly

123

527

2,050

Roscommon

33

404

4,600

Sligo

17

319

2,756

Tipperary North

163

1,202

1,542

Tipperary South

187

1,693

1,429

Waterford

222

987

904

Westmeath

54

560

1,863

Wexford

280

1,989

1,123

Wicklow

121

726

625

Total

4,883

29,029

72,062