Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Ivan Yates

Question:

92 Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a farm installation aid premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wexford.

Consideration of this application is at an advanced stage. If the applicant is found to be eligible, payment should be made by the end of July.

Jim Higgins

Question:

93 Mr. J. Higgins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry if livestock grants, referring back to 1989, will be paid to persons (details supplied) in County Galway who have a five year lease.

Only one of the persons named is the registered owner of the herd number quoted and he has been paid his 1990, 1991 and 1992 suckler cow premium schemes grants and 1992 ewe premium scheme grant already.

He has also applied for grants under the 1990 beef cow and equines headage scheme and the 1991 and 1992 cattle and equines headage schemes but grants under these schemes were withheld pending receipt of a 5 year lease which would show he was in a position to honour his undertaking to continue in farming in a disadvantaged area for at least five years. He has now submitted such a lease and his applications under those schemes are being processed at present and if found in order payments will be made shortly.

His application for grants under the June 1992 special beef premium scheme was rejected when subjected to a computer validation check. The problem giving rise to his rejection has now been resolved and it is expected that payment will be made within the next few weeks.

He did not apply under any 1989 cattle schemes.

Edward Nealon

Question:

94 Mr. Nealon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a December beef premium will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Sligo.

The December 1992 special beef premium scheme application of the person named was rejected when subjected to a computer validation check as one of the tag numbers was invalid. The problem has now been resolved and payment will issue within a forthnight.