§ Mr. John Watkinson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what study his Department has made of the employment potential of an expanded agricultural sector.
§ Mr. Strang
This is being considered in the review of the White Paper "Food from Our Own Resources"—Cmnd. 6020—currently being undertaken by my Ministry. My hon. Friend will recall that the EDC for Agriculture's Manpower Group whose report was published in May 1977 considered that meeting the original White Paper's objectives would entail some slowing down in the rate of people leaving the industry.