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Monetary Compensatory Amounts

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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Mr. John David Taylor asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his reply on 16 March, Official Report , columns 418–19, what representations he has made to the Republic of Ireland about delays in the payment of monetary compensatory amounts to Northern Ireland farmers; what representations he has received from people in Northern Ireland about these delays; and if he will make a statement.

I am aware of the financial difficulties caused to Northern Ireland traders by the late payment of some United Kingdom MCAs and my officials are currently examining with ROI officials how the situation can be improved. I hope that these discussions will result in payments being made more promptly in future.