§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now, officially recognise the Farmers Union of Wales for all negotiating and representational purposes relative to the agriculture industry in Wales.
§ Mr. John Morris
I have been asked to reply.
The Farmers Union of Wales last made a formal request for recognition in 1974. In my reply I explained that Ministers would need information about the strength of farmer membership in order to consider the request fully. To date that information has not been provided by the Union.