HC Deb 13 March 1980 vol 980 c704W
53. Mr. Trippier

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when the report on marginal land will be available; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wiggin

We have firmly committed ourselves to doing a survey. How long it will take will depend on a number of factors. Staff to do the survey will not become available before the summer when the new simplified scheme announced by my right hon. Friend on 31 January will be introduced.