Minister Coveney confirms his Dept is considering the Hill Farmers 12 Point Plan.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in response to a Parlimentary question from Colm Keaveney T.D. has confirmed that his Department are considering the hill Farmers 12 Point Plan. The full exchange is shown below.
Deputy Colm Keaveney asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on adopting the 12 point proposals (details supplied) for priority entry into the GLAS scheme in respect of commonage farmers that was provided to him by the hill farmers recently; the reasons for his agreement or disagreement with the proposal; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Deputy Simon Coveney): At my recent meeting with hill-farmer representatives I agreed to examine very carefully their proposal,on which much of our discussion at the meeting centred. My Department is giving the proposals detailed consideration and I will be contacting the hill-farmer representatives in due course.