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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 16 Dec 1999

Vol. 512 No. 8

Written Answers. - Grant Applications.

Jim Higgins

Question:

8 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of applications for livestock grants under the different categories made to his Department in 1999; the number paid to date; and the number of payments outstanding. [27411/99]

The following table sets out the position in regards to payments under the various 1999 headage and premium scheme applications made to my Department:

Scheme

No. of Applications

No. Paid

No. Outstanding

Cattle Headage/Beef Cow

86,065

77,604

8,461

Sheep Headage

29,631

25,776

3,855

Ewe Premium

43,709

42,759

950

Goat Headage

395

208

187

Special Beef Premium

133,539

118,587

14,952

Suckler Cow Premium

71,624

65,582

6,042

Slaughter Premium

24,770

24,490

280

Equine Headage

3,765

0

3,765

Jim Higgins

Question:

9 Mr. Higgins (Mayo) asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the number of farmers in counties Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Leitrim and Sligo who applied for livestock grants to his Department in 1990, 1995 and 1999. [27412/99]

The number of farmers who applied for livestock grants to my Department for the counties requested for the years 1995 and 1999 is supplied in the following table:

Galway

Leitrim

Mayo

Roscommon

Sligo

1995

14,411

4,159

13,729

6,936

5,135

1999

13,155

3,742

12,581

6,407

4,488

The numbers of farmers who applied for livestock grants in each county for the year 1990 are not available but the numbers of applicants for the various livestock schemes were:

Scheme

Galway

Leitrim

Mayo

Roscommon

Sligo

Cattle Headage

6,687

4,105

13,625

4,785

4,975

Beef Cow

5,616

Nil

Nil

1,470

Nil

Sheep Headage

6,202

866

4,612

2,099

1,650

Suckler Cow

10,337

3,731

10,193

5,160

3,229

Special Beef Premium*

10,100

1,800

8,300

4,900

3100

Ewe Premium

7,802

938

5,054

2,980

1,839

*Figures for the Special Beef Premium Scheme are approximate.
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