Written answers

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Department of Agriculture and Food

Grant Payments

10:00 pm

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Question 467: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if she will approve an application for installation aid by a person (details supplied) in County Cork at the higher rate of payment. [17223/07]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Minister, Department of Agriculture and Food; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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The higher rate of grant under the Installation Aid Scheme is available to applicants set-up in farming for the first time between 1 May and 31 December 2006 provided they meet the relevant conditions of the Scheme. The person concerned has only submitted an initial application (IAS 1) under the Scheme and has not yet submitted an application for payment (IAS 2). Final verification of the applicant's date of set-up will be carried out when his IAS 2 form is received. Only those farmers set-up in farming for the first time between the dates referred to above will be eligible for the higher rate of grant under the Installation Aid Scheme.

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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Question 468: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if her Department has received correspondence regarding the sale of farm entitlements from a person (details supplied) in County Cork and if she will expedite a response. [17224/07]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Minister, Department of Agriculture and Food; Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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The position is that an application for the Transfer of Entitlements from the person named under the 2007 Single Payment Scheme was submitted on the 2nd of March 2007. This application has been processed and acceptance letters issued to the person named informing him that 21.06 entitlements were transferred by way of sale to another farmer. A separate application was also submitted to transfer entitlements from the person named under the 2007 Single Payment Scheme on the 9th of March 2007. This application has also been processed and acceptance letters issued informing the person named that 17.66 entitlements were transferred by way of sale to another farmer.

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