Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (740)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

740. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a copy of a document which was prepared by a company (details supplied) was sent to his Department; if his officials received it; if his officials read it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23730/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

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.  

 My Department received the report referred to on 24th May 2019, subsequent to a request from the Comptroller and Auditor General for details of any external reports or reviews undertaken by State Bodies for the year 2018.

The commissioning of the report was an operational matter for Bord na gCon and it regards its content as commercially sensitive.  My Department is examining the report at present.