Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
Dara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
Question 413: To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Fisheries and Food if he will reopen, for new applications, the sheep fencing-mobile handling scheme for new applications. [17012/11]
Simon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
The Sheep Fencing/Mobile Handling Equipment Scheme, being one of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS) introduced by my Department, was suspended for new applications on 8 June 2011 pending the outcome of the comprehensive review of my Departmentâ€™s expenditure which is currently taking place. No decision will therefore be taken on the reopening of TAMS until this review has been completed.