Thursday, 18 April 2019

Questions (222)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

222. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the RDP 2014-2020 for schemes (details supplied); the annual amount expended on the schemes in each year since established; the number of active participants in each scheme; and the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from each scheme in tabular form. [18284/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out as follows.

Table 1 – Allocations and Expenditure under certain RDP Schemes

 

   Knowledge    Transfer    Scheme

   €000  

   GLAS

   €000  

   Beef Data    and    Genomics Programme

   €000  

   TAMS II

   €000  

   Sheep    Welfare Scheme

   €000  

   Hen    Harrier Programme

   €000  

Allocation 2015

0

20,000

35,000

0

0

0

Expenditure 2015

0

11,453

34,692

0

0

0

Allocation 2016

0

139,500

52,000

28,000

0

0

Expenditure 2016

0

102,615

61,800

3,971

0

0

Allocation 2017

22,821

228,500

49,000

49,832

17,000

2,940

Expenditure 2017

13,784

195,583

47,137

31,256

15,851

717

Allocation 2018

23,000

226,000

49,500

69,943

20,000

3,500

Expenditure 2018

21,665

231,978

47,451

66,751

17,650

1,154

Allocation 2019

25,000

203,000

46,500

70,000

18,000

3,115

 The 2020 allocations will be determined as part of the  annual estimates process for 2020.

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

     18,535

48,821

        24,531

18,167

    18,839

       628

Number of applicants that have   withdrawn

      1,142

3,240 *

         7,266 **

460

    1,239 ***

         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* Data includes both withdrawn and rejected applications because the system does not differentiate between those categories.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double-counting may occur as individuals who moved tranche could be recorded as both active in the latter tranche but withdrawn/rejected in the former tranche.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 figure for participants is for year 2 of the scheme. The figure for withdrawn cases is the aggregate for years 1 and 2.