Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1499)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

1499. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if compensation will be payable under the provisions of the CETA trade agreement with Canada in the situation in which a Canadian company with a prospecting licence that found a viable quantity of minerals to mine was refused a mining licence on scenic and environmental grounds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35369/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Responsibility for international trade agreements, including the manner in which the compensation provisions of the Canada EU Trade Agreement might apply to particular situations, is a matter for the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.