Kiely, Rory

Wednesday, 11 December 1996

Seanad Éireann Debate
Vol. 149 No. 13

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Milk (Regulation of Supply) (Amendment) Bill, 1996: Second Stage.

The Bill provides for a number of small amendments to the Act, which we support. The Minister stated that the 1994 Act “provided for the abolition of the Cork and Dublin District Milk Boards and the ...More Button

Milk (Regulation of Supply) (Amendment) Bill, 1996: Committee and Final Stages.

The Act states that the Minister shall, in the year 1997 and every third year thereafter, prescribe by regulation an election day to be an election day for producers and members. As I mentioned in my ...More Button

I thought it would be.More Button

We are sure the other elections will take place.More Button

Senator McGowan was concerned about the difference in price which consumers had to pay; I am worried about the difference in price producers might get from different processors. Does the National Mil...More Button

It does because we are dealing with producers and their election.More Button

I refer to section 6, subsection (2)(c) which says that: in the opinion of the Agency, provides adequate compensation to the producer for raw milk supplied under the contract throughout the year, taki...More Button

The Milk (Regulation of Supply) Act, 1994.More Button

This is an amendment.More Button

Adjournment Matters. - Beef Prices.

In the last Administration we had two Ministers of State, one of whom was responsible for food. It is a mistake not to have a Minister with responsibility for food.More Button

He is a Minister for mistakes. The beef slaughter scheme was introduced by the EU to ensure employment in beef factories, especially in the off season. Last year, however, the prices which obtained ...More Button

No guarantee was given. The Minister's reply was very vague. I wanted to know if prices would be maintained but the Minister refused to answer that.More Button

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