Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (226)

Charlie McConalogue


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.