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Monetary Compensatory Amounts

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the result of his representations to the Republic of Ireland about delays in payments of monetary compensatory amounts to farmers in Northern Ireland; if these delays are still continuing; and if he will make a statement.

Payments generally are now being made more promptly by the Republic of Ireland authorities, but there are still some monetary compensatory amount claims under query for which payments have been outstanding for some time. It is hoped that measures taken as a result of the useful discussions my officials have had with officials from the Republic of Ireland will enable these payments also to be released before long.