Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (609)

Matt Carthy

Question:

609. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the body that will have responsibility for conducting a national hedgerow survey; the estimated timeframe to conduct such a survey; the estimated cost of such a survey; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12405/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is responsible for biodiversity policy in Ireland.

The draft Programme for Government includes a commitment to conduct a baseline biodiversity survey on farms. Responsibilities, costs and timelines associated with the proposed commitment are not, as yet, agreed.