Dáil Éireann - Volume 482 - 18 November, 1997
Written Answers. - Agri-Industry Expansion.
Mr. Durkan Mr. Durkan
144. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the steps, if any, he will take to enhance Ireland's opportunities for the expansion of its agri-industries in an enlarged European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19678/97]
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh) Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh)
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The current development strategy for the food industry is set out in the food sub-programme of the operational programme for industrial development. The sub-programme covers the period 1994-99, reflecting the current programming period for Structural Funds. In devising a new strategy for the next Structural Funds period, regard will be had to all relevant factors including enlargement of the EU, the next WTO Round and further CAP reform.
Dáil Éireann 482 Written Answers. Agri-Industry Expansion.