Dáil Éireann - Volume 477 - 17 April, 1997
Written Answers. - Bovine Diseases.
Mr. J. Walsh Mr. J. Walsh
152. Mr. J. Walsh asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry if his Department will pay for all necessary contiguous tuberculosis testing required by ERAD within 12 months of a farmer paying for his herd test. [10267/97]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates) Ivan Yates
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. Yates): Under the revised arrangements for the TB and brucellosis eradication schemes which were introduced from 1 April 1996 responsibility for arranging and payment for the first herd test in the calender year is devolved to farmers. My Department will pay for any subsequent testing including subsequent contiguous tests in the calendar year. All contiguous brucellosis testing in 1997 will be paid for by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 477 Written Answers. Bovine Diseases.