Dáil Éireann - Volume 507 - 30 June, 1999

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

127. Ms Cooper-Flynn asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the changes which will be [717] implemented under the REP scheme to facilitate a person (details supplied). [16798/99]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Under supplementary measure A – Conservation of Natural Heritage of the REP scheme payment may only be made in respect of commonage land which was declared for area aid in 1997 or 1998 or, in the case of farmers with less than 15 livestock units who have not made an area aid application, where evidence is provided that in those years they farmed the commonage.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to deviate from these conditions.