Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Questions (284)

Charlie McConalogue


284. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the beef forum is due to next meet; and the number of meetings to date since the forum was established in tabular form. [12701/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Roundtable was established in April 2014 in order to bring all the relevant stakeholders together and to facilitate open discussion between industry, farming organisations and others on the strategic path forward for the beef sector.

The forum has been held on twelve occasions. The last meeting was held on 03 October 2018. No date has been scheduled yet for the next meeting. However, I have had and continue to have regular bilateral contact with farming organisations and the wider beef industry about current issues of importance to the sector, particularly in the context of Brexit.

The following is a list of the dates of previous meetings.

1. April 2014

2. June 2014

3. October 2014

4. November 2014

5. February 2015

6. July 2015

7. December 2015

8. July 2016

9. November 2016

10. July 2017

11. February 2018

12. October 2018