Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (606)

Michael McCarthy


606. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if his Department is in the process of selling forestry land (details supplied) in County Louth; the reason for any such sale; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8167/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department is not in the process of selling the forestry lands indicated by the Deputy. The bulk of the State’s forestry estate was vested in Coillte, in accordance with the Forestry Act 1988, upon the company’s establishment in 1989.

Day-to-day operational matters, such as the sale and acquisition of land which take place regularly, are the responsibility of that company. My Department has, however, been advised by Coillte that it is not in the process of selling any lands at the location mentioned.

Question No. 607 withdrawn.