HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc623-4W
Mr. Clemitson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish a list of the abbreviations commonly used by his Department in parliamentary speeches, statements and answers to Questions with their respective meanings.

Mr. John Silkin

There are already a number of published reference books, giving the meaning of abbreviations in common use, which are held in libraries. It is my practice, however, to avoid using abbreviations which are not familiar to hon. Members.

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