HL Deb 30 June 1978 vol 394 cc633-4WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food can once again be represented by a stand at the West Midland Show and other agricultural shows of equal importance and so make use of this opportunity of contact with the large number of people connected with agriculture who attend them.


My right honourable friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food is conscious of the importance of maintaining contact with people connected with agriculture, through representation at agricultural shows.

The Ministry already exhibits at eight important provincial agricultural shows each year, namely:

  • East of England Show
  • Great Yorkshire Show
  • Lincolnshire Show
  • Royal Bath and West Show
  • Royal Cornwall Show
  • Royal Norfolk Show
  • South of England Show
  • Three Counties Show
as well as the Royal Show at Stoneleigh, where it has a permanent pavilion which is also used for other events held at the National Agricultural Centre during the year. These shows are chosen to give a reasonable distribution throughout England and represent the most that can be achieved within the limits imposed by the resources at present available. The position is kept under review.

House adjourned at twelve minutes before three o'clock.