I propose to take Questions Nos. 281 and 282 together.
As the Deputy will be aware, my Department has carried out extensive modelling to assist in the assessment of the potential impact on Irish farmers of different payment distribution proposals. This modelling has used the 2010 SPS payments database as a guide to current payment levels, but the analysis is conducted, and the results presented, in a different format to that requested by the Deputy in his question.
My officials are currently working on an expansion of the modelling exercise that will generate data from the 2010 database in the format requested, but this work will not be completed in time to answer the Deputy’s question. In the interests of consistency, I would ask that the Deputy await the completion of this exercise, following which a detailed response will issue directly.