Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Ceisteanna (219)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

219. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the 2014 to 2020 RDP to the beef data and genomics programme, in tabular form; and the amount expended on the programme in each year since it was established. [7703/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) commenced in 2015 and will run for six years until 2020. Allocations for BDGP in the Department's vote and payments per year are set out in the following table. Allocations have not yet been made beyond the current year.

Year

Allocation (€million)

Expenditure (€million)

2015

35

34.82

2016

52

62.10

2017

49

47.27

2018

49

 

 

The increase in expenditure over allocation in 2016 is attributable to additional costs incurred, and paid, in the provision of the mandatory training courses and completion of carbon navigators for 2016.