Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (517)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

517. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reason an organisation (details supplied) was not invited to be a part of the CAP consultative committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27466/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I established the CAP Consultative Committee to facilitate on-going consultation with key stakeholders in relation to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period post-2020.

The Committee is drawn from stakeholders who have extensive and direct experience of CAP issues as well as organisations that submitted responses to the 2018 public consultation on the “Future of Farming and Food”.

I am satisfied that this approach has facilitated a very broad representation covering all sectors within Irish agriculture as well as interested environmental parties, and that there is no need to further extend the composition of the Committee.