Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (731)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

731. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount of grant aid funding requested from TAMS II applicants that submitted their applications prior to 5 April 2019. [23481/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

TAMS II is a demand-led scheme under which payments valued at €135m have issued to date to over 9,180 farmers.

Approximately 10,000 farmers currently have an approval, where a payment claim has not yet been submitted. This represents a potential outstanding liability of €128m. These figures do not include the Tranche which closed on 5 April 2019 as these approvals have not yet issued. A further announcement on the implementation of this Tranche will be made in due course.

The grant rate applicable for TAMS is 40%, with an additional 20% on top of that for young trained farmers. The current tranche is open to new applications.