HC Deb 12 June 1986 vol 99 c281W
32. Mr. Colin Shepherd

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he intends to publish a Green Paper on the future of the agricultural industry.

Mr. Jopling

It is my aim to ensure, through speeches, debates and similar means, that the agricultural community is kept fully informed of developments in our thinking on the future of the industry. There is also continuing discussion about the changes needed in order better to secure the future of agriculture. I am already in close contact with all parts of the industry. However, I do not rule out any options for deepening our exchanges.