Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Brian Cowen

Ceist:

644 Mr. Cowen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry if he will outline in tabular form and by county the number of applicants, the number of successful applicants, the number of people paid, the amount of money paid out and the number awaiting payment in relation to the control of farmyard pollution scheme, the farm retirement scheme, the dairy hygiene scheme, phase 1 of the REP scheme and phase 2 of the REP scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16970/96]

The position regarding the Control of Farmyard Pollution Scheme is set out at Appendix 1.

To date a total of 5,612 applications have been received under the scheme of early retirement from farming of whom 4,998 have been approved. A breakdown by county is attached at Appendix 2.

The position regarding the dairy hygiene scheme is set out at Appendix 3. The level of payments reflects the level of satisfactorily completed works notified to the Department.

A total of 19,547 REPS participants have been approved to date for first stage payments under the scheme and 18,732 have been paid. Approximately 1,500 applications are being processed at local office level but it is not possible to give a breakdown by county. The amount paid to date on first year payments is £57.13 million.

At present 5,790 REPS participants are eligible to apply for second year REPS payments. However, approximately 55 per cent of these have actually applied. A total of 1,937 have been approved for payment and 1,763 have now been paid. The amount paid to date for second stage payments is £6.4 million. Compliance checks must be carried out on participants before payment can be approved. Those participants who are eligible but have not already applied are being given another month in which to make their application.

A breakdown of first and second stage payments approved and paid by county is provided at Appendices 4, 5, 6 and 7 respectively.

APPENDIX 1
Control of Farm Pollution Scheme

County

Number of Applications to 31-8-96

Applications Approved/withdrawn to 31-8-96

Number Paid to 25-9-96

Amount Paid

Awaiting Payment in 1997

£

Carlow

140

130

70

521,638

3

Cavan

1,058

653

143

1,310,794

27

Clare

1,203

736

216

2,294,621

19

Cork

1,006

732

295

2,536,127

25

Donegal

970

751

371

2,712,187

11

Dublin

31

21

11

63,564

0

Galway

2,241

1,768

840

6,733,654

52

Kerry

682

542

188

1,695,373

16

Kildare

294

188

103

689,168

5

Kilkenny

490

406

292

2,180,081

9

Laois

446

282

73

611,857

1

Leitrim

771

526

228

2,127,469

6

Limerick

455

280

86

737,005

4

Longford

634

418

157

1,559,126

18

Louth

163

99

46

434,231

5

Mayo

2,209

1,794

766

5,447,652

63

Meath

482

311

80

733,701

3

Monaghan

689

470

251

2,398,283

16

Offaly

447

317

88

781,504

6

Roscommon

985

582

208

1,923,227

16

Sligo

675

426

158

1,684,108

8

Tipperary North

334

278

100

904,748

8

Tipperary South

453

229

79

682,666

7

Waterford

206

145

74

691,455

1

Westmeath

483

350

140

1,289,499

10

Wexford

654

371

137

1,124,755

3

Wicklow

206

162

75

452,355

0

Total

18,407

12,967

5,275

44,320,848

342

APPENDIX 2
Scheme of Early Retirement from Farming

County

Number of Applicants

Number Approved

Number Paid

For Payment

Amount Paid

£

Carlow

62

60

57

3

731,867.62

Cavan

208

178

173

5

1,975,614.24

Clare

265

242

232

10

2,685,102.58

Cork

965

916

893

23

10,491,519.81

Donegal

87

75

73

2

942,351.90

Dublin

48

48

46

2

579,426.57

Galway

226

189

185

4

2,188,494.11

Kerry

397

352

339

13

3,748,625.67

Kildare

104

86

80

6

890,018.01

Kilkenny

251

208

202

6

2,563,968.64

Laois

172

143

141

2

1,701,821.58

Leitrim

53

43

41

2

475,916.00

Limerick

374

326

316

10

3,467,814.70

Longford

78

70

69

1

846,356.53

Louth

68

67

66

1

731,393.55

Mayo

131

118

116

2

1,345,283.06

Meath

190

161

152

9

1,829,530.52

Monaghan

102

98

91

7

1,050,845.06

Offaly

166

144

140

4

1,770,376.07

Roscommon

170

146

141

5

1,807,780.88

Sligo

96

88

86

2

1,059,523.75

Tipperary

603

511

498

13

6,308,976.24

Waterford

133

130

127

3

1,426,538.60

Westmeath

147

132

130

2

1,648,702.77

Wexford

422

376

367

9

4,462,774.92

Wicklow

94

91

89

2

1,017,841.04

Total

5,612

4,998

4,850

148

57,748,464.42

Appendix 3
Dairy Hygiene Scheme

County

Number of Applications to 31/8/96

Number of Applications Approved/ Withdrawn to 31/8/96

Number Paid to 25/9/96

Amount Paid to 25/9/96

£

Carlow

63

56

2

8,284

Cavan

482

209

27

166,470

Clare

586

200

30

192,214

Cork

985

889

192

834,306

Donegal

168

118

16

100,151

Dublin

6

3

0

0

Galway

408

247

62

361,455

Kerry

645

615

116

398,016

Kildare

68

63

19

106,653

Kilkenny

420

296

70

341,649

Laois

221

122

11

63,722

Leitrim

100

61

10

50,130

Limerick

394

209

22

100,086

Longford

185

70

16

68,221

Louth

67

45

7

55,340

Mayo

469

388

77

467,282

Meath

184

97

11

78,728

Monaghan

546

271

83

569,925

Offaly

160

89

18

209,725

Roscommon

115

68

15

64,136

Sligo

184

104

20

173,316

Tipperary North

282

239

58

397,279

Tipperary South

258

197

32

232,673

Waterford

200

130

37

151,055

Westmeath

139

86

18

136,203

Wexford

251

190

8

34,835

Wicklow

47

46

6

28,682

Total

7,633

5,108

983

5,390.536

Appendix 4
First Stage REPS Payments Approved as at 24 September 1996
First Stage REPS Payments by County 24 September 1996

County

Number

Total Paid

Total Area Contracted

£

Carlow

242

902,166.27

8,311.95

Cavan

801

2,369,667.37

20,180.12

Clare

1,151

4,521,436.38

43,209.91

Cork

1,250

4,701,828.65

47,358.23

Donegal

980

3,841,618.15

37,918.44

Dublin

113

353,102.61

3,678.42

Galway

2,442

8,125,631.32

70,141.14

Kerry

842

3,399,001.01

42,694.59

Kildare

522

1,792,375.31

17,176.85

Kilkenny

432

1,638,645.80

15,613.02

Laois

618

2,275,566.12

21,250.43

Leitrim

792

2,492,814.42

21,140.38

Limerick

641

2,278,132.14

20,879.15

Longford

646

2,186,488.50

18,600.62

Louth

193

678,590.13

6,097.87

Mayo

1,568

5,227,783.30

46,990.21

Meath

670

2,229,349.03

20,602.09

Monaghan

384

1,090,705.18

9,312.11

Offaly

657

2,490,024.91

22,932.27

Roscommon

954

3,221,671.28

27,389.15

Sligo

405

1,360,546.19

11,845.12

Tipperary

1,267

4,866,047.24

45,985.81

Waterford

319

1,178,850.57

12,711.59

Westmeath

837

3,000,059.33

27,594.08

Wexford

590

2,241,151.18

20,867.93

Wicklow

231

842,848.48

8,291.92

Total

19,547

69,306,100.88

648,773.40

Appendix 5
First Stage REPS Payments Made as at 24 September 1996
First Stage REPS Payments by County

County

Number

Total Paid

Total Area Contracted

£

Carlow

233

798,811.31

8,027.27

Cavan

758

2,002,126.33

18,997.60

Clare

1,115

3,555,988.91

41,551.74

Cork

1,190

3,856,659.17

45,154.62

Donegal

831

2,835,433.83

33,087.36

Dublin

110

306,040.44

3,612.90

Galway

2,317

6,313,851.41

66,758.37

Kerry

800

2,667,208.67

40,829.89

Kildare

518

1,630,107.44

16,991.56

Kilkenny

426

1,442,647.06

15,426.04

Laois

594

1,902,476.44

20,453.47

Leitrim

752

2,060,263.41

20,066.90

Limerick

628

1,902,839.39

20,493.06

Longford

630

1,752,995.77

18,178.27

Louth

189

622,876.20

6,000.89

Mayo

1,525

4,165,781.07

45,576.50

Meath

643

2,055,149.57

19,880.53

Monaghan

366

921,590.54

8,912.93

Offaly

622

2,103,456.95

21,633.83

Roscommon

920

2,578,963.45

26,309.99

Sligo

405

1,113,594.56

11,845.12

Tipperary

1,218

4,076,569.64

44,252.43

Waterford

314

1,080,933.61

12,485.08

Westmeath

833

2,635,857.93

27,489.43

Wexford

580

2,028,311.89

20,531.07

Wicklow

215

715,981.98

7,828.21

Total

18,732

57,126,516.96

622,375.05

Appendix 6
Second Stage REPS Payments Approved as at 24 September 1996
Second Stage REPS Payments by County 24 September 1996

County

Number

Amount Approved

Total Area Contracted

£

Carlow

38

124,937.43

1,125.20

Cavan

75

195,823.81

1,590.32

Clare

95

393,803.68

3,431.98

Cork

152

591,271.50

5,321.80

Donegal

64

260,697.59

2,561.32

Dublin

16

56,052.91

624.38

Galway

169

602,954.21

5,278.84

Kerry

61

244,061.49

2,259.18

Kildare

124

433,675.50

4,106.30

Kilkenny

102

384,905.31

3,531.95

Laois

59

218,181.66

1,986.10

Leitrim

52

171,638.28

1,396.11

Limerick

53

227,902.65

1,815.12

Longford

31

112,482.61

973.90

Louth

29

102,578.16

922.60

Mayo

78

247,432.25

2,093.07

Meath

51

155,232.27

1,347.97

Monaghan

55

166,745.85

1,405.22

Offaly

86

319,812.78

2,888.10

Roscommon

44

170,011.93

1,290.79

Sligo

5

21,185.64

183.19

Tipperary

218

811,632.01

7,791.41

Waterford

66

251,672.63

2,627.17

Westmeath

121

404,109.60

3,720.04

Wexford

60

230,319.44

2,082.25

Wicklow

33

110,917.10

1,148.01

Total

1,937

7,010,038.30

63,502.32

Appendix 7
Second Stage REPS Payments Made as at 24 September 1996
Second Stage REPS Payments by County

County

Number

Amount Approved

Total Area Contracted

£

Carlow

35

114,496.10

1,014.05

Cavan

68

175,543.47

1,446.23

Clare

68

276,469.13

2,409.69

Cork

134

524,503.96

4,679.65

Donegal

62

251,884.54

2,497.83

Dublin

16

56,052.91

624.38

Galway

156

560,432.48

4,861.74

Kerry

59

235,472.55

2,193.10

Kildare

109

390,197.96

3,729.90

Kilkenny

99

374,301.84

3,382.26

Laois

58

214,436.08

1,946.76

Leitrim

36

120,968.25

984.75

Limerick

45

197,367.63

1,523.96

Longford

25

87,760.58

759.91

Louth

21

77,957.11

642.10

Mayo

75

239,908.15

2,031.30

Meath

50

151,490.07

1,314.77

Monaghan

43

132,012.71

1,118.28

Offaly

77

286,442.86

2,561.63

Roscommon

38

148,622.35

1,137.74

Sligo

5

21,185.64

183.19

Tipperary

215

800,488.92

7,697.05

Waterford

61

230,596.04

2,422.55

Westmeath

120

399,826.40

3,685.83

Wexford

58

221,161.54

1,996.42

Wicklow

30

99,935.53

1,056.08

Total

1,763

6,389,514.78

57,901.16