Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Michael Ring

Question:

356 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive compensation under the winter fodder losses scheme. [1509/99]

In order to qualify under the 1998 winter fodder scheme a producer had to have a herd number in one of the designated DEDs and (a) have lodged an application under the 1998 suckler cow premium scheme and have a suckler cow quota, or (b) have mountain grazing on the 1997 area aid application and have an application submitted under the 1998 sheep headage scheme, or (c) have a permanent milk quota of 35,000 gallons or less on 1 April 1998.

Since the person named, although having a herd number in a designaged DED, did not lodge any applications and did not have a milk quota, he did not qualify for aid under the winter fodder pacakage for 1998.