Tuesday, 18 October 2005
Draft Animal Remedies Regulations 2005: Motion.
Willie Penrose (Westmeath, Labour)
The Minister, Deputy Coughlan, said this motion was fatuous and not required. Nevertheless, it was worthwhile to gain clarification from the Minister on a number of issues. I did so because I know the Department of Agriculture and Food officials. I dealt specifically with the Diseases of Animals Act 2001 and spent hours in the House on it. I was given commitments through the Minister by the officials that they would consolidate and codify the 1966 Act with the 2001 Act. That was almost five years ago but nothing has happened.