Coonan, Noel

Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Seanad Eireann Debate
Vol. 175 No. 7

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An Bord Bia (Amendment) Bill 2003: Committee and Remaining Stages.

I move amendment No. 2: In page 9, paragraph (a), line 3, to delete “2” and substitute “one”. I tabled this amendment because I am concerned that horticulturalists may not be represented on the board....More Button

The Bill states that the member shall have knowledge or experience of the food industry or horticulture. If that provision was put into practice, it would mean that the member might merely be in the f...More Button

I am insisting that the sector is adequately represented. Under the terms of the Bill it is possible that it will not be adequately represented. A member from the food industry could be someone from a...More Button

I move amendment No. 3: In page 9, paragraph (a), line 4, to delete “or” and substitute “and”. This is a similar argument. I am seeking to delete the word “or” and substitute “and”. I have spoken to p...More Button

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I move amendment No. 4: In page 9, paragraph (a), line 5, to delete “horticulture.',” and substitute the following: “horticulture. (3B) Not less than one of the persons appointed to be an ordinary mem...More Button

I move amendment No. 5: In page 9, paragraph (d), line 14, to delete “or” and substitute “and”. Question, “That the words proposed to be deleted stand”, put and declared carried.More Button

I move amendment No. 6: In page 9, paragraph (d), line 16, to delete “the food industry or”. The argument here is that while the food industry is provided for in Bord Bia, which we welcome, the concer...More Button

On a point of clarification, I am not speaking about the principal Act. My amendment is specific and deals with membership of a horticulture subsidiary board and term of office of its members.More Button

The heading on the section of the Bill in front of me states: Membership of horticulture subsidiary board and term of office of members. That is the section we are dealing with and I want horticulture...More Button

I move amendment No. 8: In page 9, line 21, after “members” to insert “, not less than six of whom shall be women”. This amendment is about equality on the board. The section as presented is rather va...More Button

I thank the Minister for debating the amendments with us. It is the first Bill in which I have been involved and I found the experience something to which I will look forward again. I thank Members an...More Button


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