Written answers

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Department of Agriculture and Food

Farm Waste Management

11:00 pm

Photo of Rory O'HanlonRory O'Hanlon (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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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]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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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 €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.

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