Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Questions (397, 398)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

397. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if a revised decision on minimum unit pricing in the event of an extension to Article 50 will be committed to; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12029/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

398. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the reason for delaying minimum unit pricing pending further clarity on Brexit in view of the fact that statistics show the level of cross-Border trade has not increased between 2017 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12030/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 397 and 398 together.

It remains my intention to seek a revised Government Decision to implement Minimum Unit Pricing after the existing date for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union has passed and there will be more certainty about the outcome of that process.