Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (212)

Clare Daly

Question:

212. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 222 of 3 April 2014, if he will make available the results of the tests on the failed nets and bridles requested by his engineering division in regard to the 2010 escapes in Inver Bay and Clew Bay respectively as his recent response that his Department was satisfied from correspondence received that these matters were receiving necessary and appropriate attention by the operator does not answer this reasonable request for the results of these tests or an admission that these tests were in fact never provided. [18426/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

In relation to Clew Bay I can confirm that on 21 April 2011 the operator advised my Department that it had instigated rigorous additional testing. As the operator’s report contains commercially sensitive information concerning third parties it may not be appropriate to release it. My Department has sought legal advice on this aspect.

In relation to Inver Bay, the company’s report also contains sensitive commercial information concerning a third party which may make it inappropriate for release. My Department is also seeking advice on this matter.