Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Data
711. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the financial allocations on an annual basis under the 2014-2020 RDP for schemes (details supplied); the annual amount expended on the schemes in each year since established; the number of active participants in each scheme; and the number of approved applicants that subsequently withdrew from each scheme in tabular form. [31202/19]
The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following table.
Table 1 – Allocations and Expenditure under certain RDP Schemes
|Knowledge Transfer Scheme €000||GLAS|
|Beef Data and Genomics Programme €000||TAMS II €000||Sheep Welfare Scheme|
|Hen Harrier Programme|
|Expenditure to June 2019||3,882||50,101||4,583||39,537||2,697||586|
The 2020 allocations will be determined as part of the annual estimates process for 2020.
Table 2 – No. of participants and withdrawals
|Knowledge Transfer Scheme||GLAS||Beef Data and Genomics Programme||TAMS II||Sheep Welfare Scheme||Hen Harrier Programme|
|Number of active participants||18,525||48,715*||24,544||15,742||18,899||1,395|
|Number of applicants that have withdrawn||1,177||3,424||7,308**||534||1,239||1|
* Data includes both withdrawn and rejected applications. Also, some double counting may occur as individuals who moved tranche could be recorded as both active in the latter tranche but withdrawn/rejected in the former tranche.
** Data includes participants excluded from the scheme because of issues relating to non-completion of training and Carbon Navigator requirements.