Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (220)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

220. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the cost of a proposal (details supplied), in tabular form. [7704/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Last year my Department reduced the veterinary inspection fee payable on live exports of calves under three months of age to €1.20 per animal, from €4.80.  This gave an important boost to the trade, and brought greater equity in the fees payable for calves, weanlings and adult cattle. 

The cost of reducing the veterinary inspection fee payable on live exports of calves under three months of age can be illustrated as follows:

Veterinary inspection fees for a load of say 100 calves under three months of age come to €120.  If reduced by €0.20, the inspection fees would come to €100.  If reduced by €0.40, the inspection fees would come to €80.  If reduced by €0.60, the inspection fees would come to €60.  If reduced by €0.80, the inspection fees would come to €40.  If reduced by €1.00, the inspection fees would come to €20.