Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Department of Agriculture and Food
Farm Waste Management
Question 255: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding the waiting list for inspections under the farm waste management scheme in counties Monaghan and Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26562/09]
The process of on-farm inspections and approval of payments under the Farm Waste Management Scheme in Counties Cavan and Monaghan is continuing and, to date in 2009, 1,539 payments totalling almost â¬24.7 million have been made to farmers in those counties under the Scheme, whilst a further 348 claims for grant-aid have been inspected and approved for payment. The remaining claims for grant-aid under the Scheme have either been inspected and are still under query or are currently being processed within my Department.