Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (289)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

289. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of active participants in each of the forestry schemes in tabular form (details supplied). [44448/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Afforestation Scheme offers a fixed grant towards establishment costs and a premium each year for a maximum period of 15 years. The overall scheme comprises various Grant and Premium Categories (GPCs) and beneficiaries may partake in more than one GPC.

The number of active recipients, that is those who received a premium payment in 2017, is 825, but each individual recipient may have received premiums under different GPCs. The table below shows the number of active participants in each of the GPCs.

GPC1 – Unenclosed land

58

GPC2 – Sitka spruce/Lodgepole pine

0

GPC3 – 15% Diverse conifers, e.g. Sitka spruce and 15% broadleaves

695

GPC4 – Diverse conifers, e.g. Scots pine, Douglas Fir

78

GPC5 – Broadleaf, e.g. sycamore

21

GPC6 – Oak

123

GPC7 – Beech

7

GPC8 – Alder and Birch

122

GPC9 – Native Woodland Establishment (oak-birch-holly-hazel)

43

GPC10 – Native Woodland Establishment (alder-oak woodland)

22

GPC11 – Agro-forestry

0

GPC12 – Forestry-for-fibre

0