Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Questions (180)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

180. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the public consultations held by his Department in 2018 and to date in 2019; the date on which such consultations were held by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50440/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department holds public consultations on a variety of topics of public interest. The opening of the consultation process is widely advertised and members of the public and relevant stakeholders are invited to supply written comments on the issue concerned.

As part of the public consultation on the configuration of the Common Agriculture Policy post-2020, my Department advertised and held a number of public meetings throughout the country, including counties Carlow, Cork, Meath, Leitrim, Westmeath, Mayo and Sligo.

A list of all public consultations conducted by my Department in 2018 and to date in 2019 is set out in the attached table.

Public Consultations