HC Deb 14 November 1983 vol 48 c352W
Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Minister of Agriculture. Fisheries and Food if he will publish an annual report of his Department's work.

Mr. Jopling

Major areas of the work of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food are already extensively covered by annual reports on, for instance, the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service, research and development and the work of the State Veterinary Service. Other major aspects of the Ministry's work are reported on as necessary. I do not believe that it would be worth committing the resources needed to provide exhaustive coverage in a single annual report.

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