Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
National Parks and Wildlife Service Expenditure
694. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to ensure that €10 million is allocated for the reopening of the NPWS farm plan scheme for farmers with natura land in budget 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37103/19]
My Department has met frequently with farmers' organisations and I am fully aware of their proposals with respect to Budget 2020. The matter is receiving close attention and will be discussed in the normal Estimates process and considered in the context of existing commitments, the overall resources available to the Government and the demands on those resources.