Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (496)

John Lyons


496. Deputy John Lyons asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the cases currently before the courts under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013; the number of prosecutions under the new powers of this Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4885/14]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

As the Deputy is aware, the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 is a matter for my colleague the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine. However, in order to be of assistance to the Deputy, I have made enquiries and I am informed that the Act has not yet been commenced but is due to be commenced and to enter effect from the end of February 2014.