Written Answers. - Irish Shipping Industry Advisory Body.

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asked the Minister for the Marine if he will give details of any plans he has for an advisory body on the Irish shipping industry as announced at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis.

Plans for the setting up of an advisory committee on the development of the Irish shipping industry are now at an advanced stage. Terms of references, broad representation and other considerations have been approved by Government. The aim is to have the committee as representative as possible of all relevant and interested parties.

Broadly speaking, the committee will consider the options and make recommendations on the shipping policy objectives outlined by the Government in setting up Roinn na Mara.