Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (223, 224)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

223. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he is satisfied with the statistics produced in relation to greyhound injury and deaths by the Irish Greyhound Board, IGB, for 2017 for Enniscorthy and Lifford in particular in which some of the columns in the statistics produced have been left blank. [5065/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Clare Daly

Ceist:

224. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the full statistics for 2017 to include November and December which were missing from the original greyhound race injury and deaths report by the Irish Greyhound Board July to December 2014. [5066/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 224 together.

Bord na gCon is a commercial State body, established under the Greyhound Industry Act, 1958, chiefly to control greyhound racing and to improve and develop the greyhound industry.

Bord na gCon is a body corporate and a separate legal entity to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Bord na gCon has advised that the statistical report referred to by the Deputy was submitted to her in November 2017 and therefore statistics for November and December would not have been available at that time. Bord na gCon will furnish the information requested directly to the Deputy.

Bord na gCon has informed me that retrospective records are not available at the privately owned Lifford and Enniscorthy stadia. However race injury information will be available going forward at these stadia.