Dáil Éireann - Volume 432 - 15 June, 1993

Written Answers. - Milk Quota Suspension.

[736] 141. Mr. Sargent asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the amount of money that has been paid out to dairy farmers on foot of the 4.5 per cent temporary suspension of milk quota each year for the past five years.

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The following table sets out the total amount of compensation paid to producers in respect of the milk quota suspended in each of the five years from 1987-88.

Years

£ million

1987/88

17.27

1988/89

24.16

1989/90

20.07

1990/91

17.30

1991/92

14.61