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Horticulture Sector

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 24 February 2021

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Questions (338)

Matt Carthy


338. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the process that will be used to determine membership of the working group on the review on the use of peat moss in the horticultural industry; if expressions of interest will be sought; the criteria that will be applied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10383/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Arising from the recommendation in the Report on the Review of the use of Peat Moss in the Horticultural Industry, I decided to establish a working group under an independent chairperson to examine the issues which had been identified during the review.

Invitations to nominate representatives to the working group have been issued to relevant Government Departments and State Agencies, Environmental Non-Governmental Organisations and to various sectors within the industry.

The invitations have issued taking account of the issues identified during the review, requests from interested parties to participate in the working group and consultations with the chairperson and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.