Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (29)

Billy Timmins

Question:

19 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will make a statement on the recent report commissioned by his Department on the EU nitrates directive. [27563/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 191 of 13 October 2004.

Subsequently, a national nitrates action programme was finalised on the basis of the recommendations made by the independent adviser, Mr. Denis Brosnan, in his report and was formally submitted to the European Commission on 22 October 2004. Copies of the nitrates action programme and Mr. Brosnan's report are available in the Oireachtas Library.