Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (420)

Lucinda Creighton


420. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will list in tabular form all legislation and specific sections therein that refer to powers delegated to the Minister of State with special responsibility for food, horticulture and food safety; if he will detail the title of the civil servants who are responsible for reporting directly to said Minister of State; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24622/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The legislation, which is listed in the schedule below, refers to the statutory powers and duties which have been delegated to Minister Hayes in relation to Forestry, Horticulture, the Greyhound Industry and Food Safety under Statutory Instrument No. 371 of 2013. The legislation has been delegated in full and there is no other legislation which has been delegated to him.

As Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine I retain overall responsibility for all the functions of my Department, therefore the Civil Servants within the Department report to me generally and to the Minister of State in respect of the delegated functions.


Part 1

Bee Pest Prevention (Ireland) Act 1908 (8 Edw. 7, c. 34)

Agricultural Produce (Fresh Meat) Acts, 1930 to 1988

Slaughter of Cattle and Sheep Acts, 1934 to 1936

Pigs and Bacon Acts, 1935 to 1988

Noxious Weeds Act 1936 (No. 38 of 1936)

Forestry Acts, 1946 to 2009

Poultry Hatcheries Act 1947 (No. 49 of 1947)

Agricultural Produce (Meat) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1954 (No. 33 of 1954)

Fertilisers, Feeding Stuffs and Mineral Mixtures Act 1955 (No. 8 of 1955)

Greyhound Industry Acts, 1958 and 1993

Agricultural Produce (Meat) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1978 (No. 13 of 1978)

Milk (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 (No. 24 of 1979)

Bovine Diseases (Levies) Acts, 1979 to 1996

Plant Varieties (Proprietary Rights) Acts, 1980 and 1998

Abattoirs Act 1988 (No. 8 of 1988)

Animal Remedies Act 1993 (No. 23 of 1993)

Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011 (No. 29 of 2011)

Part 2

European Communities (Caseins and Caseinates) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 248 of 1985)

European Communities (Marketing of Vegetable Propagating and Planting Material other than Seed) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 159 of 1994)

European Communities (Animal Remedies and Medicated feedingstuffs) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 176 of 1994)

European Communities (Labelling of Beef and Beef Products) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 435 of 2000)

European Communities (Beet Seed) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 142 of 2001)

European Communities (Vegetable Seeds) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 306 of 2001)

European Communities (Seed of Fodder Plants) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 198 of 2002)

European Communities (National Catalogue of Agricultural Plant Varieties) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 525 of 2002)

European Communities (Marketing of Forest Reproductive Material) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 618 of 2002)

European Communities (Seed of Oil Plants and Fibre Plants) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 280 of 2003)

European Communities (Dehydrated Preserved Milk) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 298 of 2003)

European Communities (Organic Farming) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No 112 of 2004)

European Communities (Monitoring of Zoonoses) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 154 of 2004)

European Communities (Removal of Bovine Vertebral Column) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 528 of 2004)

European Communities (Fertiliser) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 384 of 2005)

European Communities (Control of salmonella in breeding flocks of domestic fowl) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 706 of 2006)

European Communities (Plastics and other materials) (Contact with food) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 587 of 2007)

European Communities (Animal Remedies) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 786 of 2007)

European Communities (Control of salmonella in laying flocks of domestic fowl) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 247 of 2008)

European Communities (Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies and Animal By-products) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 252 of 2008)

European Communities (Pesticide Residues) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 565 of 2008)

European Communities (Organic Farming) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 30 of 2009)

European Communities (Control of salmonella in broilers) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 64 of 2009)

European Communities (Marketing Standards for Eggs) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 140 of 2009)

European Communities (Control of Animal Remedies and their Residues) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 183 of 2009)

European Communities (Food and Feed Hygiene) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 432 of 2009)

European Communities (Notification of Small Hive Beetle and Tropilaelaps Mite) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 589 of 2009)

European Communities (Control of salmonella in turkeys) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 99 of 2010)

European Communities (Marketing Standards for Poultrymeat) Regulations2010 (S.I. No. 328 of 2010)

European Communities (Poultry and Hatching Eggs) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 564 of 2010)

Diseases of Animals Act 1966 (Control of Salmonella in Ducks) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 565 of 2010)

European Communities (Marketing of Fruit Plant Propagating Material) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 384 of 2011)

European Communities (Official Controls on the Import of Food of Non- Animal Origin for Pesticide Residues) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 426 of 2011)

European Communities (Aerial Fertilisation) (Forestry) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 125 of 2012)

Destructive Insects and Pests Acts 1958 and 1991 (Chalara fraxinea ) (No.2) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 431 of 2012)

European Union (Cereal Seeds) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 217 of 2013)