I recognise the importance of the Bill and the widespread discussions and consultations the Minister of State has had, the necessity to bring forward good governance and the establishment of Rásaíocht Con Éireann and all it entails. We do not want to unduly hold up the progress of the Bill. I still believe the amendments are reasonable. The Minister of State has said making the white list and enforcing it under the amendments would be impossible but when one looks at international trade one finds all types of restrictions and rules.
The Minister and Minister of State are hoping to introduce the greyhound industry (amendment) Bill shortly. It has undergone pre-legislative scrutiny and so forth, but there are rumours within the animal welfare community, including among the ISPCA, Dogs Trust and other organisations, that there will not be a white list of countries with low welfare standards to which the export of greyhounds will be forbidden.