Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 15 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Grant Payments.
Mr. N. O’Keeffe Mr. N. O’Keeffe
470. Mr. N. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the scheme under which grant aid was approved to ten producer organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector; the names and addresses of each successful applicant; if further aid packages are available; and if not, when it is anticipated that they will be put in place. [34574/05]
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan: My Department provides community financial assistance to recognised producer organisations towards the cost of implementation of approved operational programmes in accordance with EU Regulations 2200/96 and 1433/2003. Programmes are for three or five year periods and on completion further programmes may be submitted. Claims for financial assistance are usually made on an annual basis for each year of the programme. Members of the producer organisation must undertake to market all of their production through the organisation.
 This year, financial assistance totalling €5.6 million was paid to ten producer organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector on the implementation  of the programmes submitted for 2004. The names and addresses of the producer organisations are as follows:
Dáil Éireann 610 Written Answers. Grant Payments.