Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions (177)

Denis Naughten

Question:

177. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants under agri-environment option scheme 3 who were deemed ineligible on the basis that they were still in another environmental scheme; the number who were in the National Parks and Wildlife Service corncrake scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29509/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Agri-Environment Option Scheme (AEOS) 3 Terms and Conditions specifically states that existing AEOS applicants together with participants of both the Rural Environment Protection Scheme and the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s Farm Plan Scheme are ineligible to participate in AEOS 3. The total number of applicants under AEOS 3 who were deemed ineligible on the basis that they were still in another environmental scheme was 63. This figure is broken down as follows: AEOS I Participant, 5; AEOS II Participant, 14; Participant in NPWS Scheme, 7; and REPS Participant, 37.