Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2141)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

2141. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 718 of 11 July 2019, the number of participants in tuberculosis, TB, funded schemes (details supplied) on an annual basis in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the allocation for each such scheme annually; and the expenditure in each year and to date in 2019. [34297/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Table 1 sets out the number of beneficiaries by TB compensation scheme and the total expenditure for each.

Table 2 displays the estimated budget for each year and the actual expenditure. The Deputy should be aware that there is no overall ceiling on compensation to be provided to farmers in the event of a TB restriction. The budget allocation figure is therefore used for administrative purposes as a forecasting, financial management tool.

Table 1 - No. of Beneficiaries and Total Expenditure by TB compensation scheme 2016-2019

2016Beneficiaries

2016Expenditure€000

2017Beneficiaries

2017Expenditure€000

2018Beneficiaries

2018Expenditure€000

2019Beneficiaries

2019Expenditure€000

Income Supplement

826

2,150

930

2,771

1032

3,084

551

1,347

Hardship Grant

809

333

1113

514

1037

478

340

450

Depopulation Grant

28

240

26

260

31

270

17

220

Total

1,663

2,723

2,069

3,545

2,100

3,832

908

2,017

Table 2 - Budget and Expenditure 2016-2019

Annual Budget€000

Expenditure€000

2016

2,400

2,723

2017

2,942

3,545

2018

3,700

3,832

2019

3,700

2,017 (to date)