Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

General Scheme of the Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Bill 2021: Discussion (Resumed)

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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I thank the CCPC for being here today and for its submission and opening statement.

The CCPC is the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and I note that "consumer" is mentioned in the opening paragraph of the submission to outline the purpose of the organisation, but from that point on, the consumer is not mentioned again in the CCPC's reasons for objecting to this legislation. Am I correct that the commission's concerns are primarily based on the competition aspect of its role rather than the consumer protection aspect?