§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will arrange for the publishing of agricultural statistics for Wales, including Monmouthshire, on the lines of the agricultural statistics published each year by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland.
§ Mr. John Mackie
A substantial volume of statistics relating to Welsh agriculture is available in the "Welsh Digest of Statistics" and in the annual series of Agricultural Statistics for England and Wales, both published by H.M. Stationery Office. Much information is also available in the Secretary of State's Annual Report "Wales" usually published on St. David's Day.
More detailed tables are compiled by my Welsh Department for the "Annual Digest of Welsh Agricultural Statistics". A copy of the latest issue of this Digest was sent, as is our normal practice, to you and other Members for Wales early last week.