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Agri-environment Scheme.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 11 March 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ceisteanna (75)

Ciaran Lynch

Ceist:

71 Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will allow a farmer finishing his REP scheme three contract in September to join the new agri-environment options scheme by 15 May 2010. [12022/10]

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

The deadline for applications of 17 May is in accordance with EU Regulations. It is not possible to accept applications for the new scheme from farmers who will still be participating in REPS on that date. I will be reviewing the situation in relation to those participants in REPS whose contracts expire after the closing date of 17 May to determine when they can apply for entry into the new scheme.

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