Written Answers. - Beef Industry Irregularities.

Dermot Ahern


216 Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry if the Government has made a decision on a challenge to the EU Commission decision on the proposed EU fine in respect of irregularities in the beef industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8702/96]

I have asked for legal advice and when that has been considered I will be making a recommendation to the Government as to whether or not a challenge, which can be made within two months of publication of the Commission decision, should be made.