Thursday, 17 December 2020

Questions (251)

Michael Healy-Rae


251. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if the issue of the sourcing of peat for the horticulture sector (details supplied) will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44404/20]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I refer to the reply to Question No. 205 of 10 December 2020. As set out in that reply, insofar as the availability of supplies for horticulture use in 2021 is concerned, officials from my Department will engage with their counterparts in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on the matter and on the potential longer term solutions for the sector.  However, the sourcing of peat for horticulture use is not a matter in which I have any function.