Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food
Martin Ferris (Kerry North-West Limerick, Sinn Fein)
Question 580: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has made a decision on the possible sale of forestry or land under the control of Coillte; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9747/12]
Simon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
No decisions have been taken by the Government in relation to the potential sale of Coillte. As advised by the Taoiseach last week, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is bringing a Memorandum to the Government in relation to the disposal of State Assets including Coillte. The large scale sale of Coillte land is not an option.