Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2029)

Bernard Durkan


2029. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the primary legislation enacted since May 2016; and if in each case, the legislation placed additional regulatory burdens on small and medium enterprises. [31474/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

This Department has enacted 2 pieces of primary legislation in the period concerned. They are the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Act 2019 No. 9 and the Greyhound Racing Act 2019 No. 15.

The first of these Acts creates no additional regulatory burden and merely replaces the Voisinage agreement that allowed for reciprocal fishing rights in all Irish waters for both Irish and Northern Irish registered fishing boats. The second Act provides for enabling provisions that give the statutory authority concerned greater regulatory oversight of the Greyhound Industry.