HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c312W
33. Mr. Favell

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether his Department plans to mark the centenary of the creation of the Board of Agriculture.

Mr. MacGregor

A number of celebratory events have been planned for 1989. The principal ones are: the launch in January of a centenary appeal for the Save the Children Fund; the publication in March of a specially commissioned history of the Ministry; a reception at Lancaster house to be attended by Her Majesty the Queen; and a major exhibition of the Ministry's work in Hyde park in May as part of the festival of food and farming.