Dáil Éireann - Volume 588 - 29 June, 2004

Written Answers. - Milk Quota.

  111. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; if, in view of the circumstances, the quota can be transferred; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19246/04]

  Mr. Walsh:The milk quota regulations provide that where a holding is transferred by sale, lease, gift or inheritance by a person to a relative, as defined, the milk quota attached to that holding is transferred to that person. The transfer of milk quota without land is not permitted, even between relatives, except in cases where there is a land and quota leasing arrangement in place. In that case, the milk quota may be purchased without the land so long as the lease has been in place for at least one year.