Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1401)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

1401. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an investment grant will be introduced (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35546/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

A review of the Forestry Programme 2014 - 2020 was completed in February 2018.

The review did not include the introduction of grants to support the purchase of specialised harvesting and processing equipment for small scale private forests for the remainder of the current forestry programme and I have no plans to introduce such grants at this time.