Thursday, 26 September 2019

Ceisteanna (61)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

61. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Finance if he received a submission from as association (details supplied) in relation to the necessity of putting in place a pilot training programme in 2020 as the commencement of a modern and sustainable continuous professional programme for all private agricultural consultants and advisers here; if the matter will be given consideration; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39113/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

My department has so far received in excess of 250 Pre-Budget Submissions from a wide range of groups and individuals. These are being considered by the relevant officials in the context of Budget and Finance Bill preparation.

I can confirm that a submission from the Association referred to has been received. However, as the Deputy will be aware, it is not the practice of the Minister for Finance to discuss the details of measures which may be under consideration as part of the Budget and Finance Bill.