Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Ceisteanna (478, 479, 480)

Carol Nolan

Ceist:

478. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if funding for suckler cow farmers will be increased in addition to the existing BDGP and BEEP schemes to bring the total funding to €100 million in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37100/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

479. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if ANC funding will be increased by a further €50 million in budget 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37101/19]

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Carol Nolan

Ceist:

480. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to ensure that TAMS funding is increased to €120 million to meet all current and future payment claims ensuring that the full RDP allocation is spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37102/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 478 to 480, inclusive, together.

Discussions on the 2020 Budget are currently underway between my Department and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and all budget lines in the Vote are being examined as part of that process. My intention is to ensure that all resources made available to my Department, now and in the future, will be managed to advance Government priorities and provide optimum outcomes including in relation to the funding of schemes which underpin farm income and deliver environmental benefits.