Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (556)

Bobby Aylward

Question:

556. Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his plans to introduce a compensation package for fur farmers further to the decision in principle to ban fur farming over a phased period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29791/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Government recently agreed to the phased dis-establishment of fur farming in Ireland.

The Government will now proceed to bring forward a Bill which will be drafted in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office. This Bill will make it illegal for any new fur farms to be established and phase out arrangements will be put in place for the small number of current operators to allow for an orderly wind down of the sector.