HC Deb 15 July 1992 vol 211 c812W
Mr. Marland

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food on what terms the June returns from individual farmers are made available to public or private sector organisations; if he will list the organisations; and what distinction is made between returns of members of the Tenant Farmers' Association and others.

Mr. Curry

June agricultural and horticultural census returns from individual farmers are protected by the Agricultural Statistics Act 1979. Census forms can be released to a public or private sector organisation only with the prior written consent of the person by whom the information was furnished, and any other person with a financial interest in the holding. No distinction is made between respondents.