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Written Answers. - Butter Voucher Scheme.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 189. Mr. Bell Information on Michael Bell Zoom on Michael Bell  asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates  the restrictions, if any, that have been imposed on the sale of butter by the butter voucher scheme; whether notice has issued from his Department to retail outlets; whether these vouchers extend to semi-butter spreads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9109/96]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Information on Ivan Yates Zoom on Ivan Yates There have been no new restrictions imposed in respect of the butter voucher scheme. My Department recently issued a notice for display at all retail outlets clarifying the main conditions of the scheme for retailers and consumers to ensure full compliance with the EU regulatory requirements. Dairy spreads are not and never have been eligible under the butter voucher scheme.


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