Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (329)

Éamon Ó Cuív


329. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of afforestation grant due to a person (details supplied) for 2018; the amount paid to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22587/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The person named submitted an afforestation grant application in 2003 under the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme for an area of 4.10 hectares. The first grant instalment was paid in 2004 and the second grant instalment was paid in 2011. To date, 17 annual forestry premiums for the years 2003 to 2019 inclusive have also been paid. The 18th annual forestry premium is due for payment in January 2020. As this contract has a duration of 20 years, in total 20 annual forestry premiums will be paid to the person named, provided that all scheme terms and conditions have been complied with.

The person named should contact my officials directly to discuss any further details about this contract, including payments made to date. All contract related queries can be directed to the Forestry Premium Helpdesk, tel. No. 076 106 4437, e-mail: forestservicepremiums@agriculture.gov.ie.