Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Questions (519)

Brendan Griffin


543 Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding the future of fur farming; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27229/11]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)

It is my intention to publish an Animal Health & Welfare Bill this year. However, as the Deputy will be aware the Bill is a complex one and will require extensive work in conjunction with the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel to complete the required legal drafting. Once a complete draft is available I intend to publish the Bill. The issue of fur farming is being examined in the context of the ongoing drafting of the Bill.