HC Deb 22 July 1983 vol 46 cc248-9W
Sir Michael Shaw

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what decisions he has reached on the recommendations contained in the first report from the Agricultural Committee (Session 1982–83); and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Jopling

The report, published on 17 June, contains some far-reaching recommendations which I am studying and which my colleagues and I will need to consider together. The work was started following my colleagues and I taking up our new responsibilities, but, in view of the importance of the issues which have been raised, some time will be needed to complete the task.

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