Written Answers. - Sport Horse Industry.

Paul Bradford

Question:

81 Mr. Bradford asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the plans he has to announce a new scheme of grant aid or other initiatives for the Irish sport horse industry. [17599/01]

A number of measures for the equine sector, including the sport horse industry, are contained within the national development plan. While the level of state aid pertaining to some of the measures envisaged has been the subject of some communication with the European Commission I hope to be in a position to launch these schemes soon.