Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Erin Foods Contracts.

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asked the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries whether Erin Foods will give contracts next year to farmers in County Offaly for 500 acres of potatoes.

The allocation of contracts to grow potatoes for Erin Foods Limited, is entirely a matter for that company. I understand that while the company do not expect that the total potato requirements for next year will be as high as was contracted for this year they are not, at this stage, in a position to say what tonnage will be needed from County Offaly farmers.