European Investment Fund Agreement Bill 2018 [Seanad]: Report and Final Stages

As there are no amendments, we proceed to Fifth Stage.

Bill received for final consideration.
Question proposed: "That the Bill do now pass."

This is a short but technical Bill that will enable me as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to enter into agreements with the European Investment Fund to facilitate access to finance for qualifying Irish business. It will allow us to launch the future growth loan scheme in early 2019, which is a central part of the Government's response to Brexit as it provides businesses with the opportunity to borrow.

Question put and agreed to.