Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

667.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a grant for the construction of a piggery will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

The applicant is classified as a development farmer and is therefore required to keep farm accounts for each year of his plan. Payment of the grant cannot be made until the applicant furnishes evidence that he is complying with this requirement.

668.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Meath.

It is a condition of payment of grant that reactors should be received at a registered meat factory within 30 days from the date of the relevant movement permit. Since this condition was not observed in the case in question, no grant is payable.

669.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to have a grant paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The grant will be paid shortly.

670.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will investigate the delay in paying an agricultural grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will now arrange for payment.

The grant will be paid shortly.

671.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay an agricultural grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The grant will be paid shortly.

672.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay a milking parlour grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The grant will be paid shortly.

673.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will now arrange to pay a grant in respect of a silage lay-out to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

It is a condition under the farm modernisation scheme that a project to be grant-aided must form part of a farm plan. As the project in this case was not on the farm plan, the applicant was advised accordingly.

674.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when headage grants for 1980 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.

Payment in this case cannot be made until the legal documents establishing title to the land and stock are furnished, as requested by my Department.

675.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay a farm grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The local office of the Department has not yet been notified by the applicant that the work has been completed. When notification is received a final inspection will be carried out and if the work is satisfactorily completed the grant will be paid without delay.

676.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay a farm grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The local office of the Department has not yet been notified by the applicant that the work has been completed. When notification is received a final inspection will be carried out and if the work is satisfactorily completed the grant will be paid without delay.

677.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay a farm grant to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The local office of the Department has not yet been notified by the applicant that the work has been completed. When notification is received a final inspection will be carried out and if the work is satisfactorily completed the grant will be paid without delay.

678.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a sheep subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.

The flockowner was paid his 1980 ewe premium on 9 March 1981, his 1980 sheep headage on 22 October 1981 and his 1981 ewe premium on 30 September 1981. He did not apply for sheep headage in 1981.

679.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a grant under the Farm Modernisation Scheme will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny as the work was inspected and passed in November 1980.

The grant will be paid shortly.

680.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a sheep subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow.

681.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a sheep subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in Wicklow.

682.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a sheep subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow.

683.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a sheep subsidy will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow.

With the permission of the Ceann Comhairle it is proposed to take Questions Nos. 680 to 683, inclusive, together.

Payments to County Wicklow flockowners who applied under the 1981 sheep headage scheme in the designated areas will be made shortly.

684.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a grant will be paid under the western drainage scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

The grant will be paid shortly.

685.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a grant under the western drainage scheme will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Galway.

The grant will be paid shortly.

686.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a suckler grant for 1980 will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim.

The person named is not eligible for the payment of a premium under the 1980 suckler cow scheme as his off-farm earnings exceeded 50 per cent of his total income.

687.

asked the Minister for Agriculture when a suckler grant for 1980 due to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim will be paid.

Payment of grant under the 1980 suckler cow scheme was delayed because the original applicant was not the registered herdowner. Now that the applicant's son has become the registered herdowner, the grant will be paid shortly.

688.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will have a farm buildings grant paid to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The grant will be paid shortly.

689.

asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will arrange to pay a grant under the western drainage scheme to a person (details supplied) in County Cork.

The grant will be paid shortly.