asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Offaly has not yet recovered 50 per cent of his milk quota surrendered to a co-operative because of ill-health in 1983-84; and if he will make a statement on the matter setting out the procedure that was followed and the basis of the allocation made to him.
Written Answers. - Milk Quota.
The person named qualified for a quota allocation under the personal illness category from the national reserve which was set up in 1984. In accordance with the terms of that reserve he was granted an additional quota of 3,390 gallons which was equivalent to 52 per cent of the difference between the level of his milk deliveries in 1983 and those he made in 1982. This quantity is the maximum to which he is entitled and no further quota is due to him under the scheme.