Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (196)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

196. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the breakdown of the €4,756,000 capital allocation in food safety, animal and plant health and animal welfare within his Department for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced and completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6033/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The main components of the capital allocation for the Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health and Animal Welfare ( DAFM Programme A) is shown in the following table.

Description

Allocation 2019

Information Management Technology & DAFM Laboratories

4,036,000

Sheep EID

720,000

This funding provides for ensuring that my Department continues to maintain a robust and responsive IT infrastructure to support Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health and Animal Welfare, and to assist my department in maintaining its certified ISO 27001 Information Security Standard and for the on-going maintenance and improvements works at the Departments laboratories.

I have also provided funding to support livestock marts and slaughter plants with the installation of facilities in connection with the Electronic Identification system for sheep in 2019.