Written Answers - Fur Farming.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 699 No. 1

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  948.  Deputy Michael Creed  Information on Michael Creed  Zoom on Michael Creed   asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food  Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith   the advice and recommendations contained in a submission (details supplied) to management at his Department regarding the phasing out of fur farming as agreed in the revised programme for Government; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1125/10]

[489]Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Deputy Brendan Smith): Information on Brendan Smith  Zoom on Brendan Smith  The submission referred to by the Deputy relates to the legislative and other changes deemed necessary to implement the commitment in the revised Programme for Government to phase out fur farming over three years.

As many of the matters in the submission are still under consideration, it is not appropriate for me to comment further at this stage.


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