Written answers

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Horse Racing Industry

Photo of Thomas PringleThomas Pringle (Donegal South West, Independent)
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283. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will regulate the farrier trade to ensure that horse owners have access to a register of qualified farriers, and to ensure that the farrier they employ is suitably qualified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41807/15]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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My Department is currently in the process of finalising secondary legislation to recognise a range of service providers, including farriers. While the regulations are at an advanced stage, I am anxious to accommodate, insofar as possible, the range of views which have been put forward in the context of the consultation process. I am hopeful that this current phase of consultations will enable outstanding issues to be resolved and that the regulations will be finalised at an early date.

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