Thursday, 13 December 2012

Questions (34)

Willie O'Dea


34. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applications received under the agri-environment options scheme 3 by 7 December 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55976/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Approximately 10,000 AEOS 3 applications were received in my Department’s offices at Johnstown Castle by close of business on Friday December 7, the closing date for submission of applications under the scheme. My Department is currently registering the receipt of all applications prior to commencing with the detailed inputting of application details. I expect that this initial recording of applications to be completed in the near future at which time I will have a more accurate count of the total number of applications received.