Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Ceisteanna (236)

Rory O'Hanlon

Ceist:

255 Deputy Rory O’Hanlon asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding the waiting list for inspections under the farm waste management scheme in counties Monaghan and Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26562/09]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

The process of on-farm inspections and approval of payments under the Farm Waste Management Scheme in Counties Cavan and Monaghan is continuing and, to date in 2009, 1,539 payments totalling almost €24.7 million have been made to farmers in those counties under the Scheme, whilst a further 348 claims for grant-aid have been inspected and approved for payment. The remaining claims for grant-aid under the Scheme have either been inspected and are still under query or are currently being processed within my Department.