Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (411)

Seán Fleming


411. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the legislative provisions in respect of his Department that have been passed by the Oireachtas since 2011 but have not come into effect to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24143/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Since this Government took office my Department has published two Bills, all of which have been enacted:

- Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Bill (28 July 2011) and

- Animal Health and Welfare Bill (25 April 2012)

The Forestry Bill was published on 24 April 2013 and it is planned to go through the Oireachtas before the summer. The Johnstown Castle Agricultural College (Amendment) Bill was published on 15 May 2014 and is due to go through both houses of the Oireachtas soon.