Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (411)

John Brassil


411. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to funding concerns in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland; if representations have been made in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51619/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In 2019, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) received an allocation of €15.972 million (revenue funding). This was an increase of €0.193m on its 2018 allocation.

The FSAI has indicated that its 2020 budget situation will be challenging, and it has made a request to the Department for additional funding in 2020. This is currently being considered within the Department as part of the finalisation of agency allocations for 2020.