Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (1034)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

1034. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will give detailed consideration to the issues raised in a 2021 Budget Submission by an Association (details supplied); if the concerns of the sector which will be adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit will be addressed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27290/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

My Department engages with stakeholders, including the IFA, on an ongoing basis. I met with the IFA earlier this month and my colleague Minister Heydon met with them last week to specificallty discuss their pre-budget submission.  The issues raised will be considered in the context of Budget 2021 deliberations.

Last week, I chaired my first meeting of the Food Wise 2025 High Level Implementation Committee, to discuss Brexit preparations and the ongoing Covid-19 response in respect of the agri-food sector with my own Department and other relevant Departments and State agencies.

Questions Nos. 1035 and 1036 answered with Question No. 1031.