Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (459)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

459. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the position regarding the external review commissioned by his Department on matters relating to Bord na gCon which was recently awarded to consultants (details supplied); and when the report by the company will be finalised. [11762/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department commissioned an independent review of certain matters relating to Bord na gCon in December 2013. The review includes an examination of the legislation underpinning Bord Na gCon, its corporate governance arrangements, the opportunities for increasing commercial income and the sustainability of its borrowings, and the systems for regulating the industry. The review makes recommendations as to any changes required to best place the greyhound industry to meet the challenges that lie ahead, in a business environment that is dynamic and challenging. I expect to receive the final report by 31 March 2014.