Dáil Éireann - Volume 598 - 22 February, 2005

Written Answers. - Metrology Service.

  213. Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment further to Question No. 124 of 16 December 2004, the progress on the inspection regime under the metrology law; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5988/05]

[426]   Mr. Martin:I understand from the legal metrology service of the National Standards Authority of Ireland that measures are being progressed to facilitate the early resumption of inspection in meat plants. An issue that remains to be resolved relates to the contracting of hauliers for the carriage of the necessary test weights to and from different premises. Legal aspects relating to the establishment of such contracts are being considered and it is expected that this issue will be clarified shortly, following which quotations for the provision of haulage services will be sought with a view to resumption of inspections shortly thereafter.