Dáil Éireann - Volume 426 - 25 February, 1993

Written Answers. - Agriculture Installation Aid.

163. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the detailed changes promised in general terms in the Programme for Partnership Government 1993-1997 in relation to eligibility for the agriculture installation aid for young farmers in the context of labour units.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The Scheme of Installation Aid for Young Farmers is operated under EC Regulation No. 2328/91. The Regulation sets down a minimum labour requirement of 1 Man Work Unit (MWU) at the date of setting up or within two years thereof.

My Department is at present examining various elements of the Installation Aid Scheme including the Man Work Unit requirement with a view of ensuring a more effective availability of the measure.