Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1398)

Michael Healy-Rae


1398. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if additional items (details supplied) will be included for grant aid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35538/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The TAMS II Scheme has been very successful in terms of uptake with the number of approvals that have issued to date exceeding 22,100. All of these approvals represent committed expenditure under the TAMS II measure of the Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020. Until such time as these approvals are acted upon or expire, the budget for TAMS must include provision for the potential expenditure involved. Current estimates indicate that the total budget of €395m available under TAMS II for the suite of seven measures covering a wide range of investments will be fully spent.

There are no plans, therefore, to introduce the additional investment items proposed at this time.