Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

144 Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Cavan will receive a slaughter premium payment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18948/03]

The person named was paid in full in respect of seven animals under the 2002 slaughter premium scheme. The person named has 97 animals under the first herd number quoted which have satisfied the retention requirements under the 2003 slaughter premium. One of the animals, a heifer aged under 30 months at the date of slaughter, has also satisfied the conditions for national envelope – slaughter – top-up payment. Advance payments in respect of 2003 direct payments schemes are scheduled to commence from 16 October 2003.