Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1135)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

1135. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has explored the following forestry proposal as set out in a report (details supplied); and the associated full-year cost of facilitating this proposal. [18483/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The current Forestry Programme 2014-2020 secured State aid approval from the European Commission in 2015. This State aid approval did not include aid for reforestation.

Recommendations outlined in the report referred to could be considered in the context of the next Forestry Programme 2021 - 2027, which would take account of relevant State Aid rules and other considerations concerning the allocation of funding.