Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (288)

Brendan Smith

Question:

288. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the outcome of the inaugural meeting of the beef task force; when the task force will meet again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52442/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The inaugural meeting of the Beef Taskforce took place on 3rd December. The Taskforce, which I established on foot of the Beef Sector Agreement, will provide for a robust implementation structure for commitments entered into as part of the Agreement.

Agreed minutes of the meeting and relevant update documents will be made available on my Department's website in due course.

The next meeting of the Taskforce has yet to be scheduled, but I expect that it will take place next month.