Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (744)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

744. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on correspondence from a person (details supplied); and his further views on the issues raised regarding the levy in question. [24091/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is a commercial state body established under the Horse and Greyhound Racing Act, 2001, and is responsible for the overall administration, promotion and development of the horse racing industry.

 The current Foal Levy scheme, which was introduced in 2000 on a statutory basis, applies to all thoroughbred foals registered in Ireland. The Foal Levy is currently calculated with reference to SI 735 of 2011, which is the governing legislation.  

I can confirm that correspondence from the person named, with regards to this levy, has been received by my Department.   As the issues raised in the correspondence are an operational matter for HRI, my officials have sought their views on the matter. 

A reply will issue to the named individual in due course.