Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Ceisteanna (183)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

183. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of withdrawals from the beef exceptional aid measures scheme since approval letters issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46713/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The objective of the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) is to provide temporary exceptional adjustment aid to farmers in the beef sector in Ireland subject to the conditions set out in EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1132.  Applications for BEAM were accepted from 19th August to 20th September 2019.

34,517 approval letters issued to eligible BEAM applicants on the 11th October 2019 and since that date, 533 applicants have asked to be withdrawn from the scheme. A further 182 appplicants had already requested to leave the scheme prior to the approval letters issuing giving a total of 715 applicants who have withdrawn their BEAM applications to date.