§ 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.