Dáil Éireann - Volume 478 - 01 May, 1997
Written Answers. - Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.
Mr. J. Walsh Mr. J. Walsh
188. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the plans, if any, he  has to introduce a third category, namely extremely disadvantaged, under the disadvantaged areas scheme. [11873/97]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates) Ivan Yates
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): A submission to establish a new category of extremely disadvantaged areas in Ireland was formally presented to the EU Commission on 9 October 1996.
The Commission is carrying out a technical examination of the submission, and I expect that discussions between the Commission Services and my Department on the proposals will commence in the near future.
Dáil Éireann 478 Written Answers. Disadvantaged Areas Scheme.