Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (496)

John Lyons

Question:

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.