Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Ceisteanna (666, 689)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

666. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has considered convening a meeting of the Beef Taskforce remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7673/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

689. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when the next meeting of the Beef Taskforce will take place; the issues to be discussed at the meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7990/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 666 and 689 together.

The most recent meeting of the Beef Taskforce was 9th January 2020. Taskforce members were recently issued with a written update on the ongoing work of the Taskforce and these documents are available on my Department's website on www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmingsectors/beef/beeftaskforce.

Taskforce members have been advised that a meeting of the Beef Taskforce will be convened as soon as practical.