Ferris, Michael

Thursday, 28 May 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 420 No. 5

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Bovine Disease Eradication Programme.

There is a question on the Order Paper relating to that issue.More Button

Perhaps the Minister would like to take both questions together.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Common Agricultural Policy Reform.

Asked the minister: if he will outline the full implications for Irish farmers of the results to date of his Council of Ministers meeting on the review of the Common Agricultural Policy; if he will address in particular ...More Button

We are wasting time.More Button

I was hoping to get some details but I accept that we got a lot of information yesterday evening. As there will be no change in the milk quota, there will be no compensation. However, there is a pro...More Button

If there is a price cut in butter or a quota cut in milk would the Minister guarantee that compensation will be paid to producers?More Button

Would it not be natural that that would happen?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Export Refund Payments.

The Minister mentioned some of the complications that have arisen, which necessitated delays. Were any of these delays caused by the country to which the meat was exported not qualifying under this s...More Button

In this £5 million was there any figure which has been questioned in another place?More Button

It is relevant and it relates to public money.More Button

Is there a part of this figure that has been questioned?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - BSE Disease.

Asked the minister: if he has satisfied himself with the diagnostic procedure, including blood testing, carried out by his Department in animals suspected of BSE, and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Minister will be aware of some cases I brought to his attention, particularly with regard to the diagnostic procedure followed. Blood samples are being used by departmental officers purporting to...More Button

Is the Minister aware that there is a further outbreak in the same herd? This is the Minister's responsibility and now we are talking about depopulating the herd. The farmer had made every effort t...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Animal By-Product Processing.

The question was whether the Minister had any discussions with his colleague. This is an environmental requirement but it is also an important factor in the agricultural industry. We must have a by...More Button

I am trying to elicit an answer.More Button

The Minister's first reply was that this matter is the responsibility of another Minister. He now admits that he had consultations. What are the results?More Button

The Minister should come to Cahir and he will know what the smell is like.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Soil Erosion.

More would emigrate then.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Milk Quota Leasing Arrangements.

My supplementary will be very brief because I have discussed this matter with the Minister privately. Does he intend that this liberalisation, which he discussed at the Common Agricultural Policy ref...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Illtreatment of Irish Greyhounds.

My question recognises the fact that Spain is within the European Community. In 1993 there will be free borders and we will be able to freely export all products, including people, money and animals....More Button

It is Spain I am talking about. Spain is a member of the Community.More Button

There has been no answer at all to my question.More Button

I cannot get an answer to my question.More Button

I had asked a Supplementary before you did so.More Button

But the Minister did not——More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - State Agency Appointments.

Eighty per cent of the time.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Rural Development Policy.

All of us support the Leader programme but widespread delays have been experienced in relation to the agencies that have been approved by the Department as being the administrative agencies. There ar...More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Mulder Quotas.

Could the Minister confirm that the Commission are considering all other applicants who would be, by precedent, also entitled to compensation under the Mulder quota? Now that the court has found in f...More Button

Does the Minister have any idea——More Button

Does the Minister have any idea about the number of people in Ireland who are involved, which was not part of his reply?More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Teagasc Funding.

The Minister referred to the EC and State Exchequer funding contributions. Can I take it that the balance of the cost of this service is now being borne by the farmers? Is the Minister aware of the c...More Button

What about farmers?More Button

Written Answers. - Grant Payments.

Asked the minister: when an installation grant for young farmers will be paid to a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button


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