HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 c523W
17. Mr. Nicholson

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the future prospects for Northern Ireland agriculture.

Dr. Boyson

The agriculture industry will continue to make a vital contribution to the well-being of Northern Ireland. The industry faces significant pressures at present, but I expect it to remain a strong and stable sector of economic activity in Northern Ireland, to which this Government attach considerable priority.