Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (302)

Michael Healy-Rae


302. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Social Protection her views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding a Teagasc pension. [15283/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

This is not a matter for my Department. My colleague, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has advised that under the Agriculture (Research, Training and Advice) Act, 1988, Teagasc has statutory responsibility for the provision of education, advisory and research services to the agriculture sector. Teagasc operate as a separate non-commercial state agency with their own management structure and governing Authority. All matters relating to the re allocation of resources, including all matters relating to staff are operational matters for Teagasc.