Dáil Éireann - Volume 599 - 24 March, 2005

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

  112. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of farmers who have been in receipt of a farm assist payment for each of the past five years in County Westmeath. [9765/05]

  113. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Social and Family Affairs the number of farmers who have been in receipt of a farm assist payment for each of the past five years in County Longford. [9766/05]

  Mr. Brennan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 112 and 113 together.

The number of recipients of farm assist in County Longford was 120 in 2000, 112 in 2001, 113 in 2002, 113 in 2003 and 108 in 2004. The number of recipients of farm assist in County Westmeath was 85 in 2000, 89 in 2001, 96 in 2002, 89 in 2003 and 87 in 2004.