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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (540)

Patricia Ryan

Ceist:

540. Deputy Patricia Ryan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the steps he will take to phase out of long-term leasing of entitlements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29448/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The new CAP regulations are still at negotiation stage and, therefore, it is not possible at this time to give a definitive answer regarding the potential conditions relating to long-term payment entitlement and land lease agreements.  The position regarding payment entitlements in the next programming period cannot be confirmed until such time as the regulatory provisions are agreed and in place. The proposed new CAP Regulation may affect various aspects of payment entitlements such as the value of payment entitlements which could change due to allocations of funding within the ceiling.  

The Department has consulted with relevant stakeholders and will continue to do so. I will continue to negotiate on the proposals for the new CAP at European level to obtain the best possible outcomes for Irish farmers.

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