Dáil Éireann - Volume 444 - 29 June, 1994
Written Answers. - Developing the West Together Report.
Mr. E. Kenny Mr. E. Kenny
132. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for the Marine the consideration, if any, he has given to the recommendations in the report, Developing the West Together, in so far as they relate to matters for which he and agencies under his control are responsible; and the outcome of that consideration.
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Andrews) Minister for the Marine (Mr. Andrews)
Minister for the Marine (Mr. Andrews): The Deputy may be aware that on foot of the report in question, the Government established a task force with terms of reference as follows:
(a) to assess the recommendations of the Report and to bring forward to Government proposals as to actions to be taken; and
(b) to make recommendations to Government on the most appropriate permanent institutional response.
The Department of the Marine was represented on the task force and its report was published in April this year. The report makes a number of detailed recommendations in relation to the marine sector; I accept these recommendations and indeed they are consistent with my own objectives for development of the marine resource generally and of the west of Ireland in particular.
Dáil Éireann 444 Written Answers. Developing the West Together Report.