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Common Agricultural Policy

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 26 April 2022

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Questions (1932)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

1932. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the Assistant Secretary with responsibility for forestry will also have responsibility for the AECM and eco schemes in the next CAP; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21047/22]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Assistant Secretary General in my Department who has responsibility for the Forestry Divisions also has responsibility for the Agri-Environment & On Farm Investment Division that will deliver the Agri-Environment Climate Measure (AECM) as outlined in the CAP Strategic Plan. The design and delivery of the Eco-schemes are the responsibility of another Assistant Secretary. As the Deputy is aware, my Department appointed a Director of Forestry with direct responsibility for forestry policy and operations in November 2021.

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