Written answers

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

TAMS Administration

Photo of Niamh SmythNiamh Smyth (Cavan-Monaghan, Fianna Fail)
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373. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason a person (details supplied) is not on the approved list for the TAMS scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20326/19]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The TAMS II Scheme has been very successful to date in terms of uptake with the number of approvals that have issued to date exceeding 19,900. All of these approvals represent committed expenditure under the TAMS II measure of the Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020. 10,000 of these approvals have yet to be submitted as payment claims. Until such time as these approvals are acted upon or expire the budget for TAMS must include provision for the potential expenditure involved.

Requests for the inclusion of additional investments can only be included in the context of the overall budgetary position which is being closely monitored. There are no proposals at present to amend the comprehensive list of investments available under TAMS to include the system detailed.

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