Dáil Éireann - Volume 446 - 02 November, 1994

Written Answers. - Representation on An Bord Bia.

172. Mrs. Doyle asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry if he will include representation of the Irish Cattle Traders and Stockowners Association on the meat and livestock subcommittee of An Bord Bia. [2759/94]

Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): I presume the question relates to the subsidiary board for meat and livestock which is to be established under section 13 of An Bord Bia Act, 1994. The position is that under section 15 of the Act the ordinary members of that subsidiary board are to be appointed by the main board, with [1561] my consent, on the nomination of organisations which I consider to be representative of the various sectors of the meat and livestock industry. That process has not yet commenced but consideration will be given to all of the various interested organisations at the appropriate time.