HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 c889W
29. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the progress of his Department's work to improve the objectivity of agricultural land classifications.

Mr. Gummer

My Department is now reaching the final stages of its consultations with the soil survey and land research centre on the improved agricultural land classification system. We plan shortly to consult external practitioners with a view to introducing the revised system early in 1988.