Written Answers. - Grant Payment.

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asked the Minister for Agriculture the cost of administering a farm modernisation interest subsidy scheme in 1984 for a person (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

It is not possible to estimate the costs of administering the interest subsidy scheme for commercial farmers in relation to an individual applicant.

I might add that consideration is being given to paying the grant as a lump sum rather than as an interest subsidy where, as in this case, the total amount involved is very small.