Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Ceisteanna (162)

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

162. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the role of the Competition and Consumer Protection Authority will be examined in investigating alleged cartels in the meat industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37765/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Competition and Consumer Protection Authority is the national competent authority for the enforcement of competition law in Ireland. It is an independent body under the aegis of my colleague the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and I do not have any oversight role in relation to its operation.

However, my Department has plans to commission a summary of competition law issues relevant to the beef sector, which will provide greater clarity on the various issues which are of concern to stakeholders.