Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (731)

Kevin O'Keeffe


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.