Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (411)

John Brassil

Question:

411. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to funding concerns in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland; if representations have been made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51619/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In 2019, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) received an allocation of €15.972 million (revenue funding). This was an increase of €0.193m on its 2018 allocation.

The FSAI has indicated that its 2020 budget situation will be challenging, and it has made a request to the Department for additional funding in 2020. This is currently being considered within the Department as part of the finalisation of agency allocations for 2020.