Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Michael P. Kitt

Question:

131 Mr. M. Kitt asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when suckler cow grants, cow grants and/or calf grants, reactor grants and depopulation grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

Payment to this applicant under the 1989 calf premium scheme has already been made. Payments under the 1989 beef cow and equines headage scheme, the suckler cow schemes and the reactor and depopulation grants due are being processed and will issue shortly.

Michael P. Kitt

Question:

132 Mr. M. Kitt asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when cow grants, calf grants and bullock grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

This applicant has already received a 70 per cent advance payment under the 1989 beef cow and equines headage scheme.

Payments covering the balance payable under the scheme and the full amounts due to him under the calf, suckler cow and special beef premium schemes are being processed and will issue shortly.

Michael P. Kitt

Question:

133 Mr. M. Kitt asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when headage grants will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

This applicant has already received a 70 per cent advance payment under the 1989 cattle and equines headage scheme. His application is being processed by field staff at present and if found in order he will be paid the balance due to him under the scheme together with any other grants due to him under the 1989 livestock schemes.

John Bruton

Question:

134 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath; if the relevant documents are still in the Department's office in Navan; if so, the reason for the delay in issuing them to his office in Dublin for payment; and if his Department has given any instructions to its officials to delay payments of beef premium grants for financial reasons.

Payment to this applicant under the 1989 special beef premium scheme is being processed and will issue shortly.

My Department has not given instructions to its officials to delay payment of beef premium grants for any reasons.