Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Jimmy Deenihan

Question:

463 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry did not receive a grant under the fodder scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2251/99]

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 designated DED did not lodge any applications and did not have a milk quota he did not qualify for aid under the winter fodder package for 1998.