Thursday, 22 November 2018

Questions (170)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

170. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the 2014-2020 RDP for schemes (details supplied); the annual amount expended on the listed schemes in each year since it was established; the number of active participants in the scheme; and the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from each scheme in tabular form. [48824/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table:

 Table 1 – Voted Allocations for Schemes 2014-2018, Expenditure 2014- end October 2018

      

Knowledge Transfer    Scheme  

GLAS  

Beef Data and    Genomics Programme  

TAMS II  

Sheep Welfare    Scheme  

Hen Harrier    Programme  

Allocation 2014

0

0

23,000,000

0

0

0

Expenditure 2014

0

0

21,750,521

0

0

0

Allocation 2015

0

20,000,000

35,000,000

0

0

0

Expenditure 2015

0

11,452,500

34,692,000

0

0

0

Allocation 2016

0

139,500,000

52,000,000

28,000,000

0

0

Expenditure 2016

0

102,615,247

61,800,000

3,971,000

0

0

Allocation 2017

22,821,000

228,500,000

49,000,000

49,832,000

17,000,000

2,940,000

Expenditure 2017

13,784,000

195,583,187

47,137,000

31,256,000

15,851,000

717,000

Allocation 2018

23,000,000

203,000,000

49,500,000

69,943,000

20,000,000

5,200,000

Expenditure to end October 2018

14,857,927

75,262,539

13,580,218

52,843,711

2,589,822

888,943

       

The above are the total allocations and expenditure for the schemes. In a few cases, small parts of the allocation and expenditure for schemes are not co-funded.

The annual scheme allocations are determined during the annual estimates process. 2019 allocations will be published in December this year and the 2020 allocations in December 2019.  

Table 2 – No. of participants and withdrawals

      

Knowledge Transfer    Scheme  

GLAS  

Beef Data and    Genomics Programme  

TAMS II  

Sheep Welfare    Scheme  

Hen Harrier    Programme  

Number of active participants

18,868

49,149

24,572

10,142

18,969

624

Number of applicants that have withdrawn

869

2,906*

7,225**

383

1,234***

0

  

*Data includes both withdrawn and rejected applications because the system does not differentiate between those categories. Also, some double counting may occur as individuals who moved tranche could be recorded as both active in the latter tranche but withdrawn/rejected in the former tranche.

**Data includes 859 participants excluded from the scheme because of issues relating to non-completion of training and Carbon Navigator requirements.

***The number withdrawn includes total withdrawn over year 1 and 2 of the scheme.