Assembly Written Question11548/17-22
Question: To ask the Minister for the Economy, pursuant to AQW 9679/17-22, to detail (i) the total amount in loans provided by the Department for the Economy, and its predecessor, the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, for projects under Sustainable Utilisation of Poultry Litter Scheme; and (ii) the amount that has been repaid to date.
Answer: The aim of the Sustainable Utilisation of Poultry Litter (SUPL) Scheme was to help resolve a significant local environmental and economic issue, and to help Northern Ireland comply with EU nitrates targets to positively impact the poultry sector and the wider Northern Ireland economy. The total amount of loans for projects under the Sustainable Utilisation of Poultry Litter Scheme was £17.8m. To date £1.2m has been repaid.