Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Ceisteanna (206)

Danny Healy-Rae


206. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the number of TAMS applications to be accepted will be increased in order to help young farmers in view of the fact that the TAMS grant scheme is oversubscribed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24391/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

TAMS II is a demand-led scheme under which payments valued at €136m have issued to date to 9,290 farmers.  This amount increases to €147m when transitional payments under TAMS I are included.

These figures include payments to 2,300 qualified young farmers valued at €63.2m under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme.

The administrative checking of applications received under the most recent tranche is currently underway.