Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

John Ellis

Question:

91 Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if his Department will pay the balance of a hardship grant to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim. [8262/98]

The balance of the hardship grant due to the person named will be paid shortly.

John Ellis

Question:

92 Mr. Ellis asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if his Department will pay the balance of a 1997 suckler premium grant to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim. [8263/98]

Before payment can issue, all the forage area declared by the person concerned has to be validated by the land parcel identification system. This has now been completed and balancing payments should issue to the person concerned within the next two weeks.