Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (237)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

237. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will consider a proposal (details supplied) regarding the Control of Dogs (Amendment) Bill 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35768/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department is currently examining submissions received in respect of the dog microchipping initiative that I announced in the course of the passage of the Animal Health and Welfare Act through the Oireachtas earlier this summer. As part of this process, my Department will be glad to examine the draft Bill that you have kindly forwarded. However, it should be noted that the issue of dog liscensing is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government.