Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (544)

Carol Nolan


544. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason Horse Racing Ireland does not collect the foal levy itself in view of the fact it has a large number of staff and this would save unnecessary costs. [26526/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial State body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

The question raised by the Deputy is an operational matter for HRI and I have requested my officials to refer the question to them for direct reply.