Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1387)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

1387. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the amount his Department and associated agencies have allocated in assistance payments and grant funding to counties Longford and Westmeath since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35141/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

These figures include direct payments to farmers under various schemes as well as grant funding to local authorities and other organisations on a range of measures. Please note that the bulk of payments are made late in each year, which is why the figure for 2019 appears low when compared to previous years.

As regards the twelve State Bodies under the aegis of my Department, the information requested is an operational matter for the State Bodies themselves. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy’s question to the Agencies and requested that a response should issue within 10 days.

Assistance Payments/Grant Funding

Longford€

Westmeath€

2016

33,568,844

51,482,802

2017

34,323,589

52,106,473

2018

36,297,261

53,750,850

2019

38,640

316,972