Written answers

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Department of Agriculture and Food

On-farm Investment Schemes

2:00 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Kildare South, Fianna Fail)
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Question 55: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the level of funding being made available for the new sheep fencing and mobile handling scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40761/10]

Photo of Brendan SmithBrendan Smith (Minister, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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The Sheep Fencing and Mobile Handling Equipment Scheme opened for applications on 1 November 2010. The Scheme will remain open for valid applications until 31 December 2013 and selection criteria will be applicable in order to determine those grant applications which will proceed to the approval stage. Under the terms of Ireland's Rural Development Programme, a sum of €8 million will be made available for the Scheme during the course of its lifetime.

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