Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (318)

Willie Penrose


318. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the percentage of the €395 million allocated under the TAMS II scheme spent to date; if there are plans to extend the scheme beyond the proposed 2020 deadline; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22812/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

An indicative allocation of €395 million was provided for the suite of seven measures available under TAMS II over the course of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Including transitional payments, over €144.9m has been spent to date.

It is estimated that there are outstanding commitments of over €122m in terms of approvals that have issued but have not yet matured to payment stage because the applicants have yet to submit their claims. Applications continue to be submitted on a tranche-by-tranche basis and Tranche 14 is currently open.