Thursday, 25 October 2018

Questions (282)

Martin Kenny

Question:

282. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason meal bins are only funded under the targeted agricultural modernisation schemes, TAMS, grant for dairy farmers and not for suckler cow and sheep farmers; if meal bins will be covered by TAMS for all farmers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44319/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Over 16,800 approvals have issued under the TAMS Schemes to date and until such time as these approvals mature to payment claims there is an outstanding financial commitment that has to be provided for in the budget. The inclusion of any new investment items in TAMS has to be considered in the light of the available budget.