Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Michael Ring

Question:

55 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid 1998 cattle headage grants. [19867/98]

In order to expedite the clearance of all remaining area aid applications it is necessary to contact farmers individually. The area aid unit is concentrating all its resources on clearing outstanding cases by making contact with the farmers who have outstanding problems. In the meantime it will not be possible for the unit to provide information on individual cases by phone or otherwise.

The provision of information on individual cases involving contact with farmers would delay the process of resolving outstanding cases with consequential delays in the issue of payment to the farmers concerned.

Michael Ring

Question:

56 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid 1998 cattle and sheep headage grants. [19868/98]

In order to expedite the clearance of all remaining area aid applications it is necessary to contact farmers individually. The area aid unit is concentrating all its resources on clearing outstanding cases by making contact with the farmers who have outstanding problems. In the meantime it will not be possible for the unit to provide information on individual cases by phone or otherwise.

The provision of information on individual cases involving contact with farmers would delay the process of resolving outstanding cases with consequential delays in the issue of payment to the farmers concerned.