Dáil Éireann - Volume 446 - 20 October, 1994

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

69. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry when a suckler cow grant and a headage grant will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1824/94]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named was paid his 1993 suckler cow premium on 8 August 1994 and his 1993 extensification premium on 18 August 1994. He was also paid a 1993 beef cow grant of £675 on 28 April 1994 and the remaining £1,575 was offset against an overpayment of his 1992 beef cow grant.

70. Mr. Finucane asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the reason 1993 22 month premium for five animals has been refused to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick in view of the fact that appropriate certification has been provided to the Limerick office of his Department; and if he will have arrangements made to re-investigate the matter to ensure payment is made. [1829/94]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The person named applied for the January 1993 special beef premium in respect of five animals. As the animals were sold at a mart without the identity cards being punched before sale as required under clause 5 of the terms and conditions of the scheme I regret that he cannot be paid any premium on these animals.