Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (395)

Thomas P. Broughan


395. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will bring forward the fishery harbour centre (rates of charges) order Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40883/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department owns, manages and maintains the six State-owned Fishery Harbour Centres, located at Castletownbere, Dingle, Dunmore East, Howth, Killybegs and Ros An Mhíl.

I would advise the Deputy that charges for the use of the facilities at each of the six Fishery Harbour Centres is set out in secondary legislation by means of Statutory Instrument. Currently, the Fishery Harbour Centres (Rates and Charges) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 214 of 2012) which came into effect on the 1st July 2012 sets out the fee schedule applicable at the six Fishery Harbour Centres.

My Department is currently undertaking a review of the 2012 order and expects to engage in a Public Consultation on the matter in early 2019 as part of the review process, as required by legislation.