Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (1008)

Matt Carthy

Ceist:

1008. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to extend the sheep welfare scheme into 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26464/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department is currently engaged in negotiations at EU level in relation to the development of regulations for the new CAP and also for the transition period between the two CAP programming periods.  Options for any future iterations of the sheep welfare scheme, as well as all other schemes, are currently being examined in the context of these ongoing negotiations.  I am committed to ensuring that key supports for farmers are developed and maintained during the transitional period and through the new CAP programming period.