Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (226)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

226. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost of increasing the grant rate available for low emissions slurry spreading equipment to 60%. [5173/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Low Emission Slurry Spreading Scheme under TAMS II is a demand led Scheme. To date €3.14m has been paid to 283 approved applicants under the Scheme. It should be noted that under the relevant EU regulations the grant rate is set at 40% for eligible investments except in the case of eligible Young Farmers where the grant rate increases to 60%.

It is not possible therefore to fully quantify the cost of this proposal as it would depend on the level of demand and the category of applicants.