Upton, Mary

Wednesday, 13 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 590 No. 2

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Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Bill 1999: Report and Final Stages.

Amendment put.
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Priority Questions - Beef Industry.

Asked the minister: if her Department has investigated or considered the results of a Garda investigation into a fraud involving the certification of beef for the Russian market at a processing plant in Leinster; and if ...More Button

I wish the Minister every success in her new portfolio. I am delighted to be joined by a woman in this area and to see a woman looking after agriculture in this country. I congratulate the Minister of...More Button

Was any of the beef exported? I appreciate this involved a breach of certification but it would be much more serious if the beef involved left the State. If so, what action has been taken? Is action b...More Button

Has the exported beef been recalled from the Russian market?More Button

Priority Questions - Bovine Diseases.

Asked the minister: the resources being used to counter the growing incidence of Johne’s disease; the number of cases of the disease to date in 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I thank the Minister for her extensive reply. One of the problems with MAP is the likelihood of subclinical infection, particularly if an infection already exists at the primary herd level. Is an acti...More Button

Other Questions - Bovine Diseases.

Asked the minister: her views on the discovery in recent weeks of another case of BSE in an animal born after the imposition of the ban on the use of meat and bonemeal in animal feed; the number of such cases discovered ...More Button

It is of some concern that in the period since the ban was imposed a total of 13 cases have occurred in animals born in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Admittedly, the cases occurred sporadically around the coun...More Button

Is there any connection countrywide in terms of the cases identified post-1997? In other words, are there pockets of the country where such incidences are recurring more frequently taking particular a...More Button

Other Questions - Dairy Industry.

I draw to the Minister’s attention a substantial difference between the prices of different brands of milk — it can be up to 15 cent in the supermarket. That could be investigated under a different he...More Button

Other Questions - Food Industry.

I thank the Minister of State. I am pleased to hear of the commitment to ongoing investment in research and technology. It will be more critical than ever given the change in the direction that agricu...More Button

Other Questions - Farm Retirement Scheme.

I encourage the Minister to State to view this question sympathetically because, in fairness, many retired farmers were unaware of the negative consequences that would follow on down the line for them...More Button

Private Members’ Business - Health Services: Motion (Resumed).

Amendment put.
No IndicatorVoted No More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Asked the minister: if she will report on any progress in the decentralisation of her Department’s headquarters to Portlaoise, County Laois, and of all or part of Teagasc, Bord Bia and An Bord Glas offices to other parts...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Asked the minister: if he will review the entitlement of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 to the back to education allowance as they will only be able to take up this place in DCU with this support.More Button


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