Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (991)

Carol Nolan

Question:

991. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the scheme to provide marts with up to €5,000 to assist with the installation of online bidding equipment is operational; the number of marts that have applied for support under the proposed scheme; the number of applications that have been rejected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7885/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The scheme to provide support to marts in relation to their ICT infrastructure is not yet operational. My officials are currently examining the details of a potential scheme.

I gave a commitment to support the livestock mart sector through this package and I am looking forward to seeing the package come to fruition.