§ Mr. Skeet
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he intends to implement the recommendations of the agricultural land service research group in its report of November 1965 that the first stage should involve a physical classifiction of land and that a second stage should be assessed upon an economical classification, involving standard net outputs; and when the second stage is expected to be achieved.
§ Mrs. Fenner
We have implemented the first stage of this report as the five-grade physical agricultural land classification system. The report itself recognised that a system of economic classification would have a number of disadvantages. Subsequent consideration has led us to conclude that these disadvantages are such that we should not proceed with the development of the second stage.