Dáil Éireann - Volume 507 - 01 July, 1999
Written Answers. - Beef Industry.
Mr. Penrose Mr. Penrose
28. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if he will provide a plan of  action, including implementation dates, for the recommendations of the plan produced by the task force on the beef industry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16925/99]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): The beef task force which I established last November has now concluded its deliberations and submitted its report to me. This report sets out a plan of action for the beef industry covering the complete range of activity from production through to marketing. To deliver this action plan, the task force has agreed a series of recommendations to be implemented within a three month timeframe. Implementation of the recommendations of the task force is now the responsibility of the relevant parties operating in the sector, including my Department and the State agencies. My Department will work with these bodies with a view to implementing the individual recommendations within the three month time frame.
Dáil Éireann 507 Written Answers. Beef Industry.