Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Questions (191)

Brendan Griffin


191. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if lands designated as habitats are eligible for GLAS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3278/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

All land farmed that is designated as habitat under the Birds or Habitats Directives and all commonage land is not only eligible for GLAS but was afforded priority access to the scheme. The GLAS terms and conditions and detailed specifications outline the criteria that must be met in order for land to be eligible for the action.

The scheme is now fully subscribed and closed to new applications.