Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (638)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

649 Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will introduce an installation aid programme for young farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34511/12]

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

The Young Farmers' Installation Scheme was closed to new applicants on 14 October 2008 and I have no plans to reopen the Scheme at this time. A number of tax measures were contained in the 2012 Budget in order to assist young farmers to pursue a career in farming.