Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (89)

Phil Hogan

Question:

84 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if extra milk quota will be allocated under the animal disease scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7409/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The milk quota appeals tribunal recommends allocations from the national reserve. It was established to consider and advise on applications for additional quota from producers who have suffered severe hardship in the context of the milk quota system. It also examines applications from producers whose herds have been restricted by animal disease in the current quota year.

My Department received an application from the person in question for additional quota on the grounds of animal disease. The tribunal will examine his application in the near future and he will be notified of the outcome in due course.