Dáil Éireann - Volume 426 - 25 February, 1993
Written Answers. - Teagasc Advisory Service Charges.
Mr. Yates Mr. Yates
169. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the situation in relation to Teagasc advisory service charges; and the steps, if any, he is taking to minimise increases, particularly to developmental categories of farmers.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh) Joe Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): In the context of the efficiency plan for Teagasc, I approved, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, increased charges to farmers for certain advisory services. These charges came into effect on 1 November 1992. The efficiency plan contains a number of elements which are designed to ensure the long term viability of the organisation and provide the agriculture and food industry with the most relevant services in a cost-effective manner.
Dáil Éireann 426 Written Answers. Teagasc Advisory Service Charges.