Houses of the Oireachtas

All parliamentary debates are now being published on our new website. The publication of debates on this website will cease in December 2018.

Go to oireachtas.ie

Written Answers. - Export Refunds.

Thursday, 28 March 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 463 No. 5

First Page Previous Page Page of 110 Next Page Last Page

[1448]

 125. Mr. Hilliard Information on Colm M. Hilliard Zoom on Colm M. Hilliard  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the plans, if any, he has to increase the export refund payment in order to strengthen the marketing of beef cattle. [6811/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates In view of the very serious situation in the beef industry, arising from the BSE problems in the UK, I am pursuing every means possible to ensure that the income situation of our beef producers is protected and our processors are allowed to trade competitively on all international markets.

My Department's delegate at tomorrow's meeting of the EU Beef Management Committee will seek the immediate introduction of measures in order to provide adequate cattle prices for our producers and allow for the orderly trading of our cattle and beef. I am also seeking to have all third country markets restored both through an EU wide approach and through direct contact with the countries involved.


Last Updated: 16/05/2015 17:26:41 First Page Previous Page Page of 110 Next Page Last Page