Written Answers. - Food Processing Plants.

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andMr. E. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Agriculture if he will give an up-to-date report on the present position of East Cork Foods Ltd., Midleton, County Cork and Erin Foods Ltd., Mallow, County Cork; and if he intends to implement the findings of the Irish Sugar Company's report regarding the food processing plants.

The then Government's decision to make £30 million available to Comhlucht Siúicre Éireann Teo in 1982 was conditional on the submission by the company of a clear and specific programme for the rationalisation of their activities. Pending consideration by the Government of the programme it is not possible to announce any decisions thereon.