Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (182)

Jackie Cahill


182. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if grant aid will be provided for low emission slurry spreaders and-or make them zero VAT rated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41730/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) Measure one of the suite of seven measures available under TAMS II and provides grants for Low Emission Slurry Spreading equipment.  

To date, 1,450 farmers have received €19.04m in grant assistance to purchase LESS equipment under the TAMS II scheme and a further 1,658 farmers have an outstanding approval to purchase equipment.  

Full details of all items grant aided under TAMS II are available on the Department's website.

Policy on VAT is matter for my colleague, the Minister for Finance.