Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1438)

Niall Collins


1438. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the number of cows will be altered to allow entry to the beef exceptional aid measure scheme in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36481/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

All details relating to Beef Exceptional Aid Measure are set out in the Terms and conditions published on my Department's website:

The scheme, which has been agreed with the EU Commission, was designed to ensure that the aid is effectively used and targeted towards those most affected by the market disturbance in the sector. It is not possible to change the terms of the scheme at this point.

I recently extended the closing date for BEAM applications to 15th September. There is a helpline in place to deal with individual farmers queries and my Department will be holding a number of online clinics in the run up to the extended closing date.