Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (360)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

360. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the estimated full-year cost of purchasing six extra trained food detector dogs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40919/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department continuously reviews its various arrangements with regards to import control checks of which the use of food detector dogs is one part. Whilst a possible expansion of our team of food detector dogs is under consideration, no formal decision has been taken in this regard.

Any purchase of trained food detection dogs would, of course, be subject to normal procurement rules.