HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c420W
Mr. John

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he proposes to take against Mr. Tony Lester-Card, a civil servant in his Department, whose public statement reported inFarmers' Weekly of 8 June on the inefficacy of voluntary agricultural set-aside schemes was repudiated by him on 14 June, Official Report, column 178.

Mr. MacGregor

As I explained to the House on 14 June, the official mentioned was not speaking for the Government.