Dáil Éireann - Volume 521 - 20 June, 2000
Ceisteanna – Questions. - Farm Household Income.
Mr. J. Bruton Mr. J. Bruton
1. Mr. J. Bruton asked the Taoiseach if he will instruct the Central Statistics Office to act on the recommendations of the Agri Food 2010 Group that the Central Statistics Office and Teagasc should ensure information on all sources of farm household income and other information that would be useful in agricultural policy making is collected and published to track developments in off-farm employment among farm households. [12818/00]
Mr. S. Brennan Mr. S. Brennan
Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (Mr. S. Brennan): The 2010 committee report was presented to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development on 24 March. It contains a considerable number of recommendations and findings. The Minister is undertaking a round of consultations with the representative organisations, including the Central Statistics Office and other bodies, on these findings and recommendations in the period ahead. It would be inappropriate to take a definitive position on any individual proposal until these consultations are completed. It is expected the consultations will be completed by the end of June.
Mr. Currie Mr. Currie
Mr. Currie: I thank the Minister of State for his reply.
Dáil Éireann 521 Ceisteanna – Questions. Farm Household Income.