Written Answers. - Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Brendan Smith

Question:

246 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the number of applications by county received to date in respect of the rural environment protection scheme; and the number of approvals issued. [1980/96]

The information requested by the Deputy, as of 26 January 1996, is as follows:

County

Number of Applications Received

Number of Applications Approved

Carlow

194

168

Cavan

558

477

Clare

705

451

Cork

783

692

Donegal

520

364

Dublin

75

68

Galway

1,229

1,107

Kerry

467

433

Kildare

414

380

Kilkenny

338

314

Laois

429

375

Leitrim

508

441

Limerick

408

362

Longford

369

340

Louth

159

138

Mayo

952

750

Meath

603

497

Monaghan

267

251

Offaly

503

447

Roscommon

566

502

Sligo

230

159

Tipperary

836

784

Waterford

272

244

Westmeath

616

562

Wexford

486

422

Wicklow

159

144

Totals

12,646

10,872