Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (357)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

357. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers whose contracts will expire on 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2021 for each scheme under the rural development programme including GLAS 1, 2 and 3 and the beef data and genomics programme 1 and 2 in tabular form. [53852/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The following table lists the schemes under the Rural Development Programme with farmer beneficiaries whose contracts will expire on either 31 December 2020 or 31 December 2021. RDP schemes vary in their structure and administration, meaning some would not fit the criteria specified. Furthermore, it should be noted that, depending on the scheme, beneficiaries might already have fulfilled contracts which expired before the dates given and therefore would not feature in the following table.

Scheme  

End Date  

Participants  

  

  

M4 TAMS

31 Dec 2020

8,470 *

M10 GLAS 1

31 Dec 2020

24,773

M10 GLAS 2

31 Dec 2020

10,948

M10 GLAS 3

31 Dec 2021

12,899

AEOS

31 Dec 2020

2,000

M10 BDGP I

31 Dec 2020

22,575

M10 Burren Tranche 1

31 Dec 2020

191

M11 Organics

31 Dec 2020

1,475

M13 ANC

No end contract date - Annual application process

104,312**

M14 Sheep Welfare

Scheduled for 31st Jan 2021

18,502

M16 EIP Local

31 Dec 2021

34

M19 Leader

31 Dec 2020

13

* As TAMS II operates on a tranche by tranche basis, with approvals expiring on an ongoing basis, it is not possible to provide the exact figures requested at this time. The figure given represents the current level of outstanding approvals.

** The ANC/Islands Schemes are subject to a range of eligibility and compliance criteria such as the requirement to meet a minimum stocking density in addition to maintaining minimum livestock units calculated over the twelve months of the scheme year.  Participants must meet all eligibility and compliance criteria in order to become eligible for payment.