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Rural Environment Protection Scheme.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 24 February 2005

Thursday, 24 February 2005

Ceisteanna (144)

Brian O'Shea

Ceist:

144 Mr. O’Shea asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food her proposals to extend the date for families wishing to transfer from the REP scheme two to the REP scheme three (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6415/05]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture and Food)

All farmers with REPS anniversary dates between 1 March 2004 and 1 February 2005 have been offered the opportunity to transform to REPS 3 by availing of a simplified transformation procedure put in place by the Department of Agriculture and Food. From 1 March 2005, every participant in REPS 2 will continue to have a choice between staying in REPS 2 for the rest of his or her contract, or transferring to REPS 3 by submitting a new five-year plan. A farmer who wishes to transfer to REPS 3 will be required to submit an application, accompanied by a new REPS 3 farm plan, to the local agricultural environment and structures office in the six weeks before his or her next anniversary date under REPS 2.

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