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Grant Payments.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 3 March 2009

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Questions (379)

Noel Coonan

Question:

414 Deputy Noel J. Coonan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the reason payment has not issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary who has made an application under the farm waste management scheme; the amount to be granted to the applicant; when payment will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8791/09]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The arrangements for payment of grants under the Farm Waste Management Scheme on a phased basis have been confirmed with 40 per cent being paid this year as claims are approved. A further 40 per cent will be paid in early January 2010 and the remaining 20 per cent in January 2011. Payment of the initial 40% to farmers approved for payment will begin this week and will continue as claims are approved over the next few months. I have also announced that a special ex-gratia payment not exceeding 3.5% of the value of the deferred amount will be made to farmers whose Farm Waste Management grants have been partially deferred. This payment will be made in January 2011 along with the final instalment

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